Rena Mae Sims Auten
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC
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.

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Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Oct. 15, 2021.
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Paul, I'm so sorry about your mother. I always cared a lot about her. She always treated me good and treated my parents, Margie and Dorman Roseman, good when she went to church with them. She will be missed and she was loved.
Kathy and William Ritchie
Family
October 16, 2021
Paul take comfort in knowing mom is celebrating with Jesus today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerold and Kathy
October 14, 2021
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