Ono H. Lescure, 100, homemaker

April 20, 2004

Ono H. Lescure, a homemaker and former Ruxton resident, died Friday of complications from a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She had celebrated her 100th birthday in July.

She was born Ono Healy and raised in Washington, D.C. She worked briefly for the Times Herald newspaper in Washington before her 1920 marriage to John M. Lescure Sr.

Her husband, a former president of Western Maryland Dairy and general manager for the Sealtest division of National Dairy Products Corp., died in 1974.

Mrs. Lescure had lived from 1935 until 1979 on Overbrook Road in Ruxton. She was one of the first residents to move into newly opened Broadmead that year.

During World War II, she volunteered with the Red Cross. She was also an avid gardener and bird watcher.

Mrs. Lescure was still playing bridge within a month of her death, family members said.

She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, Timber Ridge Bassets and L'Hirondelle Club.

Mrs. Lescure spent summers for many years at a second home she maintained at Squirrel Island, Maine.

She was a longtime communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at Boyce and Carrollton avenues in Ruxton, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today.

Survivors include a son, John M. Lescure Jr. of Kennebunkport, Maine; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ono LeGarde Lescure, died in 1975.

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