Jeanette S. Power
Jeannette “Jean” Scott Power, the daughter of George F. Scott and Mary Simpson Hope, was born on Aug. 14, 1915 in Newton. She graduated from Newton High School in 1933 and attended Drake University.
Jean was united in marriage with John X. Power on Nov. 17, 1935, in Newton. Jean and John had three children: Beth, Joyce and Scott.
Jean was a dedicated community volunteer. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a member of the session, a Deacon, singing in the choir and was the head of the nursery. She was on the Newton Community School Board for 20 years and service as its president for a number of years. She was also Mayor of Lamb’s Grove, a member of the PTA and a leader for Camp Fire Girls and Cub Scouts. She was active with the American Field Service Foreign Students, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and the University of Iowa President’s Club. Jean and John created several scholarships for NHS students and teachers.
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