Mrs. Rose Marie (Carpenter) Wooden, daughter of the late Anna and Robert Carpenter was born August 23, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She received her high school education at Crispus Attucks from where she graduated class of 1948. Rose went on from high school to complete her college education at Indiana Central College with a Bachelor's of Science in Education in 1952. She went even further with her education to get her Masters of Science in 1962. Rose was a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. since 1952 and even at the end of her life she continued to stay dedicated and committed to her sorority.
Rose was united in Holy Matrimony to Richard N. Wooden on May 29, 1954. Their union was blessed with two children, Pamela and Kyle.
She was highly dedicated to her profession of teaching with Indianapolis Public Schools for over 30 years of service.
Rose Marie Wooden departed this earthy life on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of eighty-six. Her husband, Richard N. Wooden and sister, Norma Freeman preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories to her two children, Pamela A. White and Kyle R. Wooden; two grandchildren, Anthony Childress and Jasmine White; great-grandson, Jalen Nicholas Childress; niece, Brenda Edwards; a host of lovely nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. We all will miss her dearly…….

God saw that she was ready, so he did what he thought best:
Quietly and gently closed Rose's eyes and to her Home to rest.
Words of thoughts from the Family……….


A Visitation was held at Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals 5811 East 38th Street INDIANAPOLIS IN 46218 at 10:00:00 AM on 8/25/2018.

A Celebration of Life was held at Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals 5811 East 38th Street INDIANAPOLIS IN 46218 at 12:00:00 PM on 8/25/2018.

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  1. There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen us to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

  2. Pam and Kyle,

    I was sadden to hear of the passing of your beloved mom Mrs. Wooden.
    I remember the last time i spoke with her at my mom 80th Birthday dinner. It was great to see her, although a little slower, she had great words of wisdom

  3. Pam & Kyle,
    I was so sorry learn of the passing of your mother. She was truly an inspiration to me as a young man growing up in Mt. Olive Baptist Church. You both come from a family committed to Christian service going all the back to your grandpar

  4. Dear Pam and family,
    Your mother was a rare and precious jewel that shined brightly through the darkest times. Ms. Rose was not afraid to shine or share her light with others to encourage and inspire them. Even though we are far away her love and sup

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