AUSTIN—Irene Ruth Kroll Diver of Austin died April 10, 2018, at 4:55 p.m. at the age 98.

She was born in Thrall on March 17, 1920.

On Dec. 23, 1940, she married Wesley E. Diver in Rockdale.

She lived in Austin and on Lake Travis. Later she lived in Cedar Park and returned to Austin in 2015.

Irene was a devout Lutheran and active with her church for many years.

She was a beautician, homemaker, and caregiver.

She was a member of the Austin African Violet Society for 30 years. She grew prize-winning violets and attended violet shows in Texas and surrounding states.

She and her husband Wes were fire department volunteers for many years. She was also the first woman to be president of the Volente Volunteer Fire Department.

She loved to garden, crochet, needlepoint and dance. She loved hummingbirds and loved the “King of Country” George Strait so much that she was a fan club member for many years. She even attended one of his live concerts at the age of 91.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband Wes; her parents, Ernest and Louisa Kroll; sister Allyne Kroll Foster; and two baby brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ross; son Michael Diver and wife Deborah of Rock-dale; grandchildren Wesley Ross and wife Sharon of New Zealand, Jennifer Flores and husband Phillip of Austin, Jana Avila of Cedar Park; also, 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of St David’s North Austin Medical Center ER, ICU, South Intermediate Care Unit, Kindred Hospice, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 700 W. Whitestone Blvd, in Cedar Park, TX 78613.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Leander, (512) 260-8800. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com.

Rockdale Reporter

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