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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.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road