Piper, Evie Marie, was born July 20, 1928 in Keithville, LA to John Lewis (Jack) and Francis White. She spent many years residing in Wichita before relocating to Seattle, WA in 1974. She retired from Group Health in 1993. Marie was a strong-willed, spirited soul with a quick wit and rich laugh up until her death on Feb. 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie; brother, John White, Jr.; daughter, Gloria Bogguess; and two grandsons, Carl House and Zion Thomas Berg. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Rosie House-Brooks and Jacquie Berg; honorary daughters, Barb (Rick) Howell, Kathy (Earl) Sanders; grandchildren: James Ray House, Jr., Regina Piper, Robert (Gwen) House, Shawn (Nicola) Piper, John House, Catreece (Frank) King, Danny Sanchez (honorary) and Earl (Theresa) Sanders, Jr., Lichelle (Darron) Alford, Deitric Sanders, Mark (Ashley) Sanders; 31 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Visitation 9 a.m. to service; service 10 a.m. Sat., March 15, both at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th Street, Wichita. Send condolences via www.MyLakeviewFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Wichita Eagle on Mar. 12, 2014