Iowa J. Rainey, 87, Huntingburg

Iowa RaineyIowa J. Rainey, 87, of Huntingburg, died Sunday at the Hardinsburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. She was born March 2, 1927, in Waldenburg, Arkansas, to David and Pearl Johnson.

Iowa was a retired nurse’s aide and cook and enjoyed sewing quilts by hand.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Hughes and wife Debbie, Morgan City, Louisiana,
and Ralph Hughes and wife Pam, Jasper; one daughter, Rose Lederman, Hawesville, Kentucky; one sister, Elese Price, Lepanto, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Narl Rainey, one daughter, Rita Smith, three brothers, David Jr., Von, and Carmack Johnson, two sisters, Audrey Richardson and Geneva Toddy; and two great-grandchildren.

Services at 7 p.m. (EST) Thursday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following at a later date. Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at

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