|Judge Capers, at Delta Sigma Theta event, Cleveland OH|
[THE REAL DEAL PRESS, September, 2015]
Tuesday, July 18, 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.
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.