Delores Mae Rainwater
ROSSVILLE - Delores Mae Payne Rainwater, 79, of Rossville, passed away with her family by her side at 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.
She was born April 21, 1940, in Talbot, Ind., to Chester and Lou Prather Payne.
Delores married Dean C. Rainwater on March 9, 1957. He passed away April 19, 2011. The couple had been married 50 years.
Survivors include: two sons, Todd (Sherry) Rainwater of Rossville, Brent (Debbie) Rainwater of Rossville; a daughter, Tammy Rainwater of Clinton, Ind.; two sisters, Patsy Delay of Lafayette, Ind., Diane Williams of Veedersburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Marty Keeney of Dana, Ind., Tabitha (Jason) Pate of Catlin, Ill., Candy (Abraham) Vargas of Rossville, Brandi (Allen) Drennan of Alvin, Ill., Brad Rainwater of Ellet, Ohio, Jessica (Elliot) Norman of Trussville, Ala., Ramie Keeney of Clinton, Ind., and Dalton Rainwater of Rossville; six great-grandchildren also survive, Alexia Pate of Catlin, Kylee Pate of Catlin, Makayla Vargas of Rossville, Hanna Vargas of Rossville, Jaxson Vargas of Rossville, and Bishop Drennan of Alvin; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and five sisters.
She attended school in Ambia, Ind., through the 11th grad where she was active in band as a saxophone player. She also played softball and was a cheerleader.
She worked at the VA medical center in Danville as a nursing assistant. She retired in 1997 after 25 years of service.
Delores loved planting flowers and she passed this love onto many of her family members.
Private services will be held. Burial in Locust Grove Cemetery in Locust Grove, Ind. The Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling service details. Online condolences at
Published on August 20, 2019


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