PEO ladies from Searcy AR. Can you name them?

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My good friend and blog buddy Anita Hart Fuller has shared this picture with us.  Seems her aunt is in the group and somehow Anita has inherited the photograph.  These dressed-up ladies made up the PEO chapter for Searcy AR, I think.  Don't ask me what PEO means or stands for because I have never been invited to join and the members say the meaning of the initials is a secret.  It is a wonderful picture, however, and I know lots of the ladies.  Some have passed on and all have become older but all were then and are now fine folks who have love in their hearts.

Perhaps some of you can name them all.  Anita could only name the front row and she says they were from left to right, Mrs. Grafton Thomas, Julia Martha Rand, Jamie Jones, Margaret Christian, Lillian Pyeatt and Ruth Fuller.  Ms. Fuller is the one she inherited the picture from.

PEO ladies Searcy Arkansas

 

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I've had a little help in i.d.'ing some others from my brother-in-law, Bill Fuller.
Carla Yancey, Geneva Edwards, Nancy Lee Taylor, Neelie Bost, Jean Pyeatt, Janett McNeil Crain, Mary Julia McNeil Killough.

Wonder where the picture was taken? Surely someone's patio. Hope we get some more identified.....

Apr 05, 2015 07:01 AM #1
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Don Thompson
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Well this is one meaning of PEO.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship to a college and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

If there's secrecy involved, I suspect it's so men wouldn't find out women are trying to take their jobs.

I say more power to the ladies!

 

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"P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Originally a small campus friendship society, P.E.O. soon blossomed to include women off campus. Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a two-year women's college, Cottey College, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance." 

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