Irene Elizabeth Byrne (Austin) (Dean)

Irene Elizabeth Byrne (Austin) (Dean), 91, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.

She was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Sandusky, to Charles and Stella (Rook) Byrne. She married Mark Austin in 1949. She was later remarried to Leo Dean of Evansville, Indiana.

She is survived by Geri (Clarence) Stiefel, Betty (Robert) Moyer, Bev (Andrew) Heydinger, Steven Austin and Elaine Wright; 35 grandchildren; and 62 great-grandchildren with one great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Von Kay Kautzman and son-in-law, Carl Kautzman; former spouse, Mark Austin; her husband, Leo Dean; and a son-in-law, Robert Moyer.

She qualified for the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps in 1944.

She will be interred with her parents in a small private ceremony in Bellevue Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.