Deanna Lieber

Funeral services for Deanna L. “Dea” Lieber, 45, rural Lawrence, KS, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS.  Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS.  She died on Friday evening, July17, 2009 in Kansas City, MO.

She was born on October 26, 1963 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Melvin M. Jr. & Bonnie Stanley Wackerle.

Dea Lieber was a 1986 graduate of the University of Missouri (Columbia) with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.  She later graduated from the University of Kansas with a law degree in 1998.

She was employed as the General Counsel for the Kansas State Department of Education in Topeka.  She had also worked as an attorney in the Stevens, Brand, LLP in Lawrence and as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. She worked for Justices Gernon and Rosen.

Dea Lieber was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, the Kansas Bar Association and had served as a CASA volunteer.

She was married to Robert D. “Bob” Hoyt and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1989.
She later married Joe Lieber on November 28, 1992 in St. Joseph, MO.  He survives of the home. 

Other survivors include a son, Dustin Hoyt, of the home, a daughter, Tessa Lieber, of the home, her parents: Melvin & Bonnie Wackerle, of Liberty, MO, three sisters:   Deborah M. Messer, of Lees Summit, MO, Stephani M. Wackerle, of Mesquite, TX, Melissa R. Wackerle, of Dallas, TX, her maternal grandmother, Gladys Stanley, of Rothville, MO and her paternal grandmother, Ruth Wackerle, of Pinconning, MI.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Deanna L. Lieber Scholarship Fund at the Douglas County 4-H Foundation or to the Clinton Presbyterian Church.  The memorials may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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