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Agnes Rainwater, 98, Knifley, KY (1922-2021)

Agnes Madalyn (Perkins) Rainwater of Knifley passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at home. She was 98 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappel Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday from 10amCT until 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Born December 2, 1922, in Taylor County, KY she is the daughter of the late Walter and Maxie May Logan Perkins and wife of the late Ernest "Hammer" Rainwater.

Mrs. Rainwater was a member of the Yuma Baptist Church. She worked in the cafeteria at Knifley Grade Center for 15 years; she was a former employee of Union Underwear and a farmer with her husband. She was known to many as "Granny Ag" and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two children Wendell Rainwater of Knifley, KY and Glenda Jane Barlow of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren Mindy Rainwater of Knifley, KY and Allison Campbell of Tampa, FL; eight great grandchildren Brantley, Braylee, Brayden, Slayton, Asher, Axtyn, Ellie and Mason; two very special friends Debbie Humphress and Leigh Ann Humphress both of Elkhorn, KY.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson Shannon Rainwater; three brothers Walter Harold, Ellis and Ralph Perkins and a son-in-law Clark Barlow.

The funeral service will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook page at 1:00pm Monday.

Pallbearers will be Joe Fair, Todd Humphress, Mark Jones, Larry Bell, Brantley Rainwater, Brayden Rainwater, and Johnny Rainwater.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Agnes Rainwater, 98, Knifley, KY (1922-2021)

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