Joyce Piper, 74

Joyce C. Piper, 74, North Manchester, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, in her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Spring Valley, N.Y. to John and Martha (Hoage) Stysly. 

On July 3, 1980 she married Duane E. Piper. Joyce was an insurance agent in Hallandale, Fla., from 1974 until 2000, and from 1987-2000 she was owner of Piper & Piper Insurance Agency. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #286 and Women of the Moose both in North Manchester. 

She is survived by her husband, Duane E. Piper, North Manchester; one son, Mark (Karen Whitt) Drotch, North Manchester; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Cindy) Cook, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, two step grandchildren, one great grandchild and four step great grandchildren.  One brother and one step son are deceased.

Family and friends may call May 31, from 3-5 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester.  Services will be May 31, at 5:30 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church. Pastor J. P. Freeman and Pastor Benjamin Bolin will officiate. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Joyce C. Piper, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or Animal Shelter of Wabash County, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992. 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.  

Posted on 2013 May 24