Rena Mae Sims Auten
November 14, 1930 - October 12, 2021
Rena Mae Sims Auten, 90, of Kannapolis, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Brian Center.
She was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Rutherford County, a daughter of the late William Sidney Sims and Eva Mae Guffey Sims. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Eugene Auten; son, Donald Eugene Auten; daughter, Edith Auten Sipes; and grandson, Stephen Auten.
Rena had formerly worked at Cannon Mills for 12 years and at Terry Products for 37 years. She was the last of 13 brothers and sisters. She was a member of Solid Rock Worship Center. Rena loved cooking and baking cakes. She prided herself on cooking for anyone and everyone that needed food.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Mike Wooldridge and the Rev. Raymond Davis. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at Whitley's Funeral Home, prior to the service.
Rena is survived by her children, Betty Clay Fink (Boyce), Paul David Auten (Linda), Clyde W. Auten and girlfriend, Bobbie; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Worship Center, 3000 Centergrove Rd., Kannapolis, NC 28083.
Whitley's Funeral Homewww.whitleysfuneralhome.com
Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Oct. 15, 2021.