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Glenn Rainwater, 92, Morgantown

Glenn Rainwater, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at his home in Morgantown. By his side was his devoted wife and best friend for the past 70 years, Alma Jean (White) Rainwater, whom he married Sept. 15, 1942, at Nashville Christian Church.

Also by his side were his loving children, Glenda (husband, Richard) Clark, Karen (husband, Martin) Lower and Jimmy (wife, Beverly) Rainwater, all of Morgantown. He will be remembered by his sister, Emma Zimmerman of Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Lisa Alexander, Teri Clark, Eric Lower, Amy Dallas, Deanna Broyer, Robbie and Randy Rainwater; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. 

Glenn was born in Brown County Oct. 27, 1920, to the late Charles Luther and Sinia (Kelly) Rainwater. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lena Zimmerman, Raymond, Lucille and Charles Rainwater.

One of the few remaining World War II veterans, Glenn was proud to serve in the United States Army as a technician fourth grade of the 209th Engineer Battalion. He served with the Army Combat Engineers for three years, three months and twenty-seven days. Glenn received the honorable Purple Heart decoration from United States President Franklin Roosevelt on June 9, 1944, for being wounded while serving in Burma. He received many other war honor medals including two Bronze Stars, The American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and the World War II Victory Medal.

Glenn retired from Chance Brothers Marble & Tile Company in Indianapolis April 1983, where he had been employed for 34 years as a marble setter and tile layer. Being highly skilled in his trade, many contractors insisted on Glenn to perform their work. Glenn was a thirty-four year member of the Marble & Tile Setters Union Local #3 in both Indiana and Kentucky. He was a member of Morgantown Assembly of God Church since 1970 and also served as a church board member for fourteen years.

He was loved by all and known for helping others in need. When he wasn't working on the family farm, raising hay and cattle, Glenn worked beside his wife making quilts, rugs and woodworking projects that often ended up in family and friends' homes just because he enjoyed making others happy.  During his retirement years, he made over 150 foot stools. Glenn loved working outdoors and could often be found cutting wood and working in his garden.

The Rev. Mike Wagner and Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Glenn to Assembly of God Church, “Memorial Fund” 340 Hoosier St., Morgantown, IN  46160 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Rainwater family at or information:  (812) 597-4670.

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  • August 29
    Watermelon fundraiser on Village Green
    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane