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Irene D. (Cline) Dean

February 8, 1934 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Irene Dean Obituary

Irene D. Dean

February 8, 1934 – January 29,2024

Irene D. Dean, age 89, of Rileyville, Virgina, formerly of Monroe, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:47 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 8, 1934 in Tazewell, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Eva (Poore) Cline. Irene married Marison R. Dean March 16, 1956 in Jonesville, Virginia. Sadly, after nearly forty years of marriage, he preceded her in death on July 19, 1995. She worked at Reisig Cleaners as a shirt press operator for many years.

Irene enjoyed quilting, playing bingo, and canning fresh produce she grew in her garden. She cherished time spent with family playing cards and especially dice which she played with her own set of rules. Irene was always ready to go on a trip and loved to laugh and lived by the saying, “better to laugh, than to cry”. She was a member of North Monroe Street Church of God.

To cherish her memory, Irene leaves two children, Debra (Carl) Taylor of Rileyville, Virginia, and Sherry (Bill) Hilkens of Petersburg; one sister, Georgie Duncan of Tazewell, Tennessee; one brother, Tom (Wilma) Cline, of Tazewell, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Family and friends may visit Monday February 5, 2024 at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161 from 11:30 a.m. until services celebrating her life begin at 2 p.m. Rev. Rick Massingill, Pastor of North Monroe Street Church of God will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Dean; three brothers: Charles Cline, Bill Cline, and Donald Cline; three sisters: Charlene Ferguson, Wilma Whilhite and Maxine Giles.   

Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory are suggested to North Monroe Street Church of God.

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February 5, 2024

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Service
February 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

February 5, 2024

2:46 PM
LaSalle (Roselawn Memorial Park)


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