Gelene was called home, peacefully, by her Heavenly Father, on the 2nd of May, 2019. Gelene is now dancing in streets of gold with all of those who have been waiting for her.
Gelene was born March 1, 1935, as an only child to Mr. Arthur and Jewel Powers, in Crowell. Both of Gelene’s parents preceded her in death. Gelene, a graduate of Kermit High School, in Kermit, found the love of her life and married him, A.D. Rainer, Aug. 1, 1953. She doted on her husband and truly believed that she was there to nurture and care for him and her family. A.D. and Gelene were married a wonderful 57 years, before his passing in 2010. As much as it prided her to be a wife, she gleamed when she became a momma to her four children. Gelene loved being a mother and delighted in taking care of her family. All of the years of her life hold precious memories, but they also hold growth. She grew up with her children and was still so young by the time she was called Mamaw by her grandchildren.
Each grandchild can attest to Mamaw riding carnival rides, swimming at the beaches and listening to rock and roll music. She loved to dance, sing, tap her toes and keep time with all possible body parts. Mamaw loved all children and had such a warm way with them. Gelene was many things to many people. She was a caregiver, nurturer, teacher, friend, soothing voice, confidante and inspiration. She touched so many in her years of serving the Lord and her family that she will surely be missed. Some of those that will miss her the most is the family she left behind.
Gelene is survived by all four of her children and their spouses: Belinda Butts and husband, Scotty, Kay Reed and husband, Rob, Michael Rainer and wife, Mary and Pam Henning and husband, Chris. Gelene has also left her grandchildren and their families to finish her work on this earth: Brandon Rainer, wife, Stacey and great-granddaughters, Tayler and Blake; Jessica Dunn, wife, Amber and great-grandson, Brennen; Carla Davis, husband, Nik and great-grandsons Jaxen and Zane; Kim Lynn; Brad Rainer, wife, Karri, and great-grandsons, Skyler, James and Bentley; grandson, Kyle Wilson and granddaughter, Savannah Henning.
Services in Dublin were held at Harrell Funeral Home.