Rose Ella Rainwater

Rose Ella Rainwater, age 84 passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021, due to lung cancer.  She was born June 2, 1936 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Raymond W. Crandall and Myrtle L. Coil Crandall. She was married to her longtime love, Fay L. Rainwater on December 31, 1951.

Rose loved to be with family and friends. Her most cherished times were spent with her children and grandchildren. What a privilege to have been loved by such a beautiful, prayerful, kind, God-honoring woman. She leaves a legacy to us of what it means to live with a quiet, steadfast faith and trust in Jesus.

Rose is survived by her husband Fay Rainwater, her daughter, Kathy Worcester, two sons, Donald and William Rainwater; her children’s spouses Jerry, Cheryl and Toni; grandchildren Jennifer, Jacob, Daniel, Justin, Matthew, Andrew, Breanne, and Hannah; plus 13 great grandchildren whom she deeply loved.

A celebration of life will follow at a later time.

Cremation Services of Lancaster



Condolence Messages

  1. Wayne & Dianna Elliott

    We are saddened by your loss. But praising the Lord for her heavenly home! We will remember your family in our prayers.
    Wayne & Dianna Elliott
    Friends via OBI
    Kinship through Christ! ❤

  2. Doyle and Bonnie Maxwell

    Quiet grace. That’s what I think of when remembering Rose. It was a privilege to have known her. Our hearts are sad for your loss but rejoicing she’s with Jesus.

  3. Gina Rainwater Thayer

    Aunt Rose a beautiful soul. Truly an Angel among us. The world was a better place because you were here.

  4. Mike and Sue Kitsko

    So sorry to hear this. She was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed I’m sure. May God give you all peace knowing that she is in perfect peace!

    • Love to you all You had a wonderful Mother and i had a wonderful friend for so many yrs
      I’m so happy she is with Jesus now and i will see her one day.
      ❤️. Joanne Nowlin

  5. May the Lord keep her, continue to love her n set her wings on her o so perfectly. Our condolences. Maria n George. (EPIC)

  6. Bob & Debbie Morris

    The Family of Rose Rainwater,

    Our hearts and prayers extend to you in both your earthly loss and rejoice with you in Rose’s going home to be with our Lord and Savior.
    God Bless you all during season of your lives.
    We love you all deeply.
    Bob and Debbie Morris

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