Eunice Mae Zearley, age 98, of Guttenberg, IA, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center. Eunice was born on November 22, 1922 to Raymond and Pearl (Henry) Zearley.
Eunice grew up in the Garber/Elkport area where she graduated from the Elkport High School with the class of 1941.
Along with her two older brothers, Eunice joined the U.S. Navy in WWII as part of the WAVES. She was very proud to serve her country. Eunice was also the first woman commander of the local American Legion Post #373. Eunice was also the mother of a Marine, Scott Zearley. Her nieces and nephews were the light of her life. As she got older and became a great grand aunt, she showed everyone their pictures and loved to visit with them.
Eunice leaves behind one son, Scott (Jennifer) Zearley of Virginia; nieces, Mickey (Pat) Healy, Karen Pressley; nephew, Chris (Margi) Zearley of Arizona along with 6 great nieces and nephews and 11 great grand nieces and nephews.
Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Ralph, Lowell (Kathleen) and Donald (LaRene) Zearley.
The family would like to thank Dale Linderbaum, the staff at the Guttenberg Care Center and the St. Croix Hospice nurses for their care and compassion for Eunice.
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