Mrs. Rosa Warden Auman

June 18, 1926October 18, 2010

Rosa W. Auman, 84, a 50 year resident of Asheboro, died on Monday, October 18th, at Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston-Salem.

Rosa graduated from Yadkinville High School in the class of 1943 and attended Pfeiffer University for 2 years and graduated from Guilford College in 1947.

She accepted a job with the Asheboro City School System and began teaching Bible in both elementary and junior high schools throughout the system.

In the 1970’s when the Bible Program was removed from public schools, Rosa received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from UNG-Greensboro and became a librarian at North Asheboro Middle School.

Rosa met and married Samuel Auman in 1952. Sam worked for Walker Shoe Company as a sales representative. Both Rosa and Sam were active in the First Evangelical & Reformed Church for many years.

Rosa served 45 years as an educator and public servant. Her greatest impact was as a witness for Jesus Christ both in her personal and professional life. In addition to her years of teaching bible in the public schools, Rosa also taught bible at Randolph Community College. She loved teaching Sunday school lessons at Harmony Grove Friends Church in Yadkinville, in the Myrtle Warden Sunday School Class. Rosa’s life was the testimony of a good and faithful servant of Jesus Christ and when the Lord called her home, he said, “Job Well Done”.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21st at Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The sanctuary will be open at 2:00 p.m. for guest wishing to pay their last respects. Grave side service will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park, 3771 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Maple Springs United Methodist Church, 2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 27106, First Evangelical & Reformed, 221 Cliff Rd, Asheboro, NC 27203, Harmony Grove Friends, 1400 W Main St, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or Brookridge Retirement Community, 1199 Hayes Forest Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.

Vogler & Son’s Funeral Home located at 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6106 is serving the family.

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  • Celebration of Life Thursday, October 21, 2010


  • Interment

Mrs. Rosa Warden Auman

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October 25, 2010

I was Rosa's nail tech for several years. She was a very special lady. I was hornored to have known her and she will be missed by all. May she rest in Jesus' arms.

Susan Collins
Asheboro NC

Phoebe Patterson

October 21, 2010

I am a 47 year old woman who was lucky enough to be in the Asheboro School district and have the pleasure of being taught Bible by Mrs. Auman. I clearly remember her face and her love for the Bible and the Lord. She made the Bible exciting for us elementary school kids and it was a passion for her. She really made an impression on me and and helped direct me to be a Christian as an adult. I believe I am a fruit of her labors.

Julie Ward Payne

October 21, 2010

I remember when Mrs. Auman would come to Lindley Park Elementary School in Asheboro for Bible Study. She was a very gifted and animated speaker that the stories of the Bible would come to life through her teachings. I can still visualize her standing in front of the classroom telling us the stories of Noah's Arc, Moses, Sampson & Delilah to name a few. By sharing the basic knowledge of the Bible, Mrs. Auman laid the foundation for many students with whom she came across. Heaven is lucky to have her as their angel.

October 20, 2010

Rosa was one of our special friends when we were at the First Evangelical & Reformed Church in Asheboro, NC. She was a wonderful Sunday School Teacher, and our son enjoyed her classes at school. Her whole life was a witness to everyone. She was great lady with a warm smile. We enjoyed visiting with her and Sam in their home many years ago and will never forget them for the impact they made on our lives. With Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, Calvin and Virginia White

October 20, 2010

The church family of First E&R Church in Asheboro mourn the loss of one of our cherished long time and faithful members. We are thankful to God for Rosa's testimony, and we pray God's comfort for her family.
Reverend Dale Kennedy, Pastor
First E&R United Church of Christ, Asheboro