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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

meredith-clark.com or information:  (812) 597-4670.

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  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • May 26
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 26
    BC Area Plan Commission CANCELED
    County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 26
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 27
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 27
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 28
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 30
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 30
    Comedy tour at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • June 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • June 2
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • June 2
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    6:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • June 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • June 4
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    Gospel jam & sing first Thursday in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • June 6
    Shrine parade celebrates summer
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • June 7
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 11
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • June 13
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • June 15
    Essential oil class at tea shop
    6 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • June 17
    Hamblen Fire District
    7 p.m. Hamblen Fire Station, 4650 Sweetwater Trail, Gatesville
  • June 20
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.