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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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  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 30
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould