BOONE, Iowa—Sacred Heart School in Boone announced this week that the schools Endowment will be receiving a bequest from a former student.
Clarence Powers, a 1939 graduate of Sacred Heart School in Boone credits appreciation for the wonderful education he, and his seven siblings, received while attending the school in Boone for his decision to name Sacred Heart School in his will.
Powers, born in Boone in 1921, served in the Iowa National Guard and the United States Army Federal Service. He completed 9 years of military service to the termination of World War II and was discharged in 1945. He joined the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1945, retiring in 1982. Dorothy Powers taught history and civics in several Illinois schools.
The SHS Endowment received notice that it was to receive a large percent of the Powers Estate following the deaths of both Clarence and his wife Dorothy, two days apart in December of 2015. In a conversation concerning the possible bequest with SHS Development Director, Betty Ann Schmitz, Power’s lawyer stated that his client was choosing to concentrate on tuition needs of Sacred Heart School families. Power’s decision to make the bequest to the SHS Endowment means his generosity will repeatedly make a difference in the lives of Sacred Heart families, and is a grand example of true appreciation of Catholic education.
(contributed article and photo, Sacred Heart School)