In Memory

Deanna Jane Roper (Liebl)

Deanna Jane Roper (Liebl)

Deanna Jane Roper Liebl

12 Nov 1954 in Larned, Kansas - 19 Nov 2016 in Wichita, Kansas 

Liebl, Deanna Jane Born in Larned, KS on November 12, 1954, to Mary Jane and David Paul Roper, Deanna passed away November 22, 2016. She was an extraordinarily accomplished artist who expressed her talent through her unique and successful businesses. She started an interior design company where she created comfortable, yet chic, environments that always reflected her client's personality and lifestyle. When her interests were drawn to the versatility of designing food, she applied and was accepted to the renowned Peter Krump's Institute of Culinary Education in New York City where she graduated with a specialization in Pastry and Baking. She continued her training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where she studied the Elements of Chocolate and Ice Carving. These skills, along with her innate talent, allowed her to develop a successful business designing and creating wonderfully detailed custom cakes and desserts for corporate and celebrity events, weddings, as well as society and charitable functions in Wichita, Kansas City, and Aspen, Co. At the time of her death, Deanna, along with her friend and business partner, Amy Tarrant, co-owned Too Haute Cowgirls, a well-known confection company they developed specializing in unique flavors of gourmet popcorn. Deanna will be remembered for her spontaneity, her fun loving sense of humor, her deep love of animals, her imagination and creativity, and her determination to conquer each challenge she encountered. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 
Deanna was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Jane and David Paul Roper. She is survived by her husband, Robert Liebl; sisters, Robin Elizabeth (Karl) Zavitkovsky of Dallas, TX, Jennifer Sue (Tom) Fishback of Fairfield, IA and Vanessa Lynn Viviano of Atlanta, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Deanna's name to your favorite animal rescue service.

Published by Wichita Eagle from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2016.