Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Judge Jean Murrell Capers, 1913-2017

Jean Murrell Capers, born January 11, 1913, more than a year before the start of World War I, died peacefully this morning at Judson Manor in University Circle. She was 104.

Judge Capers, at Delta Sigma Theta event, Cleveland OH
[THE REAL DEAL PRESS, September, 2015]
Clear eyed and sharp until the end, Judge Capers will be remembered as a unforgettable blend of the assertive and the elegant, the meticulous manner and the feisty attitude, a gentle spirit with a sharp tongue, and perhaps most of all, for her indomitable will and spirit. She was a feminist and role model before either term had currency, a pioneer attorney, city councilwoman, and, ultimately, Cleveland Municipal Court judge.

She is survived by her sister, Alice Murrell Rose. A close family friend advises that that a memorial service will likely be announced in due course.