Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Rainwater, age 85, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Granite City, IL. Jackie was born on January 8, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Harold Lynn and Woodie (Lowery) Lynn.
Jackie was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. She was also an auxiliary member and auxiliary past president of AmVets Post 51 in Pontoon Beach, IL. Jackie had retired from Madison County Supervisor of Assessments office as a clerk after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed going to church, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with her family at the farm in Washington County, MO. Jackie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas R. Watkins on March 7, 1977; her second husband, Gary L. Rainwater Sr. on May 30, 1999; two children, Kay Dalton and Daniel Watkins; and by two sisters, Shirley McGovern and Phyllis Seka.
Jackie is survived by her loving children, Gary (Carol) Watkins of Granite City, IL, Mike (Faye) Watkins of Granite City, IL, Gail (John) Valle of Granite City, IL, Nancy Watkins of Alton, IL, Judy Ripley of Granite City, IL, Tina (Don Jr.) Wilson of Madison, IL and Gary (Terri) Rainwater Jr. of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Linda (Tom) Gillen of Hawaii; proud grandmother to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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