The fifth and last of the children of Will Carleton and Iva Bliss Daniells was Jean. Jean’s oldest son Jim Lowell writes:
Iva Georgene “Jean” was born November 21, 1919 at the Pivot in Wacousta. In her early years she lived and attended school in Florida but spent summers in Michigan. After graduation from high school in Eustis, Florida in 1937 she took a year off then attended Florida State College for Women where she graduated in 1942 with a BA degree in Music. She married Donald Harrison Lowell on July 17, 1942.
After living in various places in the Midwest after WWII, the family settled in Wacousta in 1952. Jean and Don raised seven children – James Russell, Thomas Edward, Sarah Anne, Linda Jean, Katherine Ruth, Betty Lucinda and Donald Carey. During the 1950s she also taught music at the Wacousta school and continued to serve as a substitute teacher in the Grand Ledge system into the 1970s. She was very involved with the Methodist church in Wacousta, leading the choir and playing the organ when needed. She was also active in the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and other church organizations.
Jean spent the rest of her life in Wacousta. She was diagnosed with cancer in July, 1976. Always cheerful, she fought the disease with good diet and a positive attitude. She died in California, where she had traveled for treatment, on November 1, 1977.