|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1874|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1916|
The True Democrat.
June 10, 1916
DEATH OF MRS. O. LEJEUNE.
Mrs. Claire Weber, wife of Ovide Lejeune died at Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Thursday evening, June 8, 1916 at 7 o'clock, aged 42 years and 5 months. The funeral takes place from the family residence to the Catholic Church at 4 p. m., Friday, June 9. Interment in Grace Cemetery.
Mrs. Lejeune was taken ill suddenly Friday night of last week, her physician pronouncing the ailment chronic aopendicitis and advising an operation as soon as she was able to undergo it. Accordingly she was taken to the Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Saturday, but the operation did not take place till Wednesday, and was a lengthy and complicated one lasting four hours. The heart became affected by the anesthetics, and from the first the physicians gave no encouragement. She lapsed into unconsciousness, Thursday monring, and except for a brief period in the afternoon when she kn[e]w and spock to her husband, remained unconscious till the end.
Mrs. Lejeune's untimely death, besides being a great and abiding grief to her family and friends, and the desolation of a happy home, is a loss in usefulness to the world. A woman of a high order of varied talents, well-educated and well-read, knowing and loving the best in books, music and art, she was fitted to adorn any circle, but spent most of her time at home, looking after "the ways of her household," guiding and rearing her children. Her life was a busy and happy one. An artist, with her needle, her brush, and her flowers, everything she touched she beautified, her exquisite taste and sense of fitness guiding her in every concrete expression of her life and personality. She was a devout communicant of the Catholic church, active in its work and beneficencies. She was a devoted wife and mother, a loving sister, and a sincere friend. She had the merit of candor and one was never uncertain as to one's place in her esteem, whether high or low, precious indeed to the lover of sincerity.
She was born in St. Francisville, daughter of D. L. Weber and Emilie Gondran; her girlhood was spent in Donaldsonville, where her mother resided after her father's death. She was educated at Nazareth, Ky., and while on visits here to her grandmother, Mrs. E. Weber, met her future husband, and they were married here. The all-too-short married life, this week's tragedy brings to a close, and the sympathy of all goes out to the stricken husband and children. The latter are Edgar, a youth at Jefferson College, and two daughters, Miss Marie Louise in her early teens, and Sunshine. Her two sisters are Mrs. G. C. Howell of Baton Rouge and Mrs. W. T. Forrester of St. Francisville. Mrs. J. P. Newsham is her only aunt.
**The same newspaper had one column over a piece about Claire's son, Edgar, being awarded a teacher's diploma in Palmer penmanship from Jefferson College.
Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
West Feliciana Parish
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
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