Flagpole dedicated in memory of Grace Yerian

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Bruce A. Yerian, son of Grace Yerian, raises the flag on the new flag pole dedicated in his mother’s memory.

(Posted June 22, 2022)

Photos by Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

On June 14 (Flag Day), the London chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) dedicated a flagpole and plaque in memory of Grace M. Yerian.

The ceremony took place at the Coover Memorial Club House on North Main Street, home to the London Federation of Women’s Clubs. The London DAR chapter is part of the federation. As a surprise at the ceremony, Vince Morse, caterer for the club house, played a song on a violin that had belonged to Yerian’s father.

Yerian, who passed away in 2020, had been an active member and honorary chapter regent of the DAR. She was admitted to the organization on June 9, 1967. Her ancestors who fought in the American Revolution included David Sayre and Henry Enoch. She also was a past member of the Federation of Women’s Clubs board of trustees and was active not only with DAR but also with the Coover Society, one of the Federation’s member organizations.

Yerian was an avid historian and genealogist. She was a charter member of the Madison County Historical Society and the Madison County Genealogical Society for which she served as library director.

On June 14, members of the London chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) dedicated a flagpole and plaque in memory of Grace M. Yerian, a 53-year member of the DAR. The flagpole is located at the Coover Memorial Club House, home of the London Federation of Women’s Clubs. The DAR presented the flagpole as a gift to the federation: (from left) Anita Heindle Likens, DAR member; Belinda Truitt Vest, incoming Federation president and prospective DAR member; Nancy Taylor Robinson, DAR member; and Yvonne Yerian Hiteshue, DAR member and Yerian’s daughter.

Additionally, Yerian was a member of: the Captain Frances Drake chapter of the National Society Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, serving as the Ohio Society state president; the Descendants of the Founders and Patriots of America; and the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims.

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