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Jean Ausmus
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Jean Burkes Ausmus, 92 of Middlesboro, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was a devoted to both her faith and family. Jean was born to the late Roy Lee Ausmus and Lola Grace (Burkes) Ausmus. She is survived by a brother, J. Wayne Ausmus (Judy); 3 nephews Stephen Ausmus, Jim Ausmus (Donna), and Michael Ausmus; and 8 grandnephews and nieces Matthew , Zachary , BreAnna , Emily, Rachel, Braden, Reagan and Ryleigh Ausmus.

Jean was a Middlesboro native and teaching was in her bones. Her mother, Lola, also taught. Her father, Roy, was a veteran of WWI and a salesman. A gifted student, Jean graduated from Middlesboro High School in 1941 at the age of 16, earned a BA from Eastern Kentucky University, then a MA at Union College. She began her impressive 40 year career in Fonde, and then taught 3rd grade at Middlesboro Junction, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades at Old Middlesboro Central School, and Reading at West End. In preparation for school integration, she taught Reading at Lincoln. Jean also worked as an Instructional Supervisor in the central office of the Superintendent of Middlesboro Schools. She then became active in the Retired Teachers Association, serving as its Middlesboro President and on its state committee. She was also blessed with a wonderful church family that she loved very much. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school to both children and adults at First Baptist Church, where she also served as a deacon and member of the choir.

The family will receive visitors at First Baptist Church of Middlesboro on Monday, December 26th from 11:00 - 1:00. Funeral services to celebrate her life will begin at 1:00 pm with burial to immediately follow at the Middlesboro Cemetery. Friends and Deacons will serve as Pallbearers.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

Guestbook and Candle Lighting at

11:00 - 1:00. p.m Monday, December 26th at First Baptist Church of Middlesboro

1 p.m Monday, December 26th at First Baptist Church of Middlesboro

Middlesboro Cemetery.

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