Renowned aviatrix who spent more than 40,000 hours in the air over the course of her decades-long career.
She became interested in aviation at the age of eight, when she watched a barnstormer fly over her family's farm.
She began her aviation career as a World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). Later, she raced airplanes in twenty Powder Puff Derbies.
She married Morris Ringenberg, a banker, in 1946.
Tom Brokaw wrote about her in his book, The Greatest Generation.