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Richard James "Jim/Chief" McQuiston, 78, Monticello, left his Earthly body at 6:29 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Monday, Sept. 26, 1938, in Kokomo to the late Lewis C. and Delihia (Stephens) McQuiston. On Dec. 10, 1960, in Kokomo he married Sharon A. Chorrushi; she survives.
Jim and his wife, Sharon, have lived in the Monticello area for the last several years, coming from Kokomo.
He was the youngest of 14 siblings, Clara, Lewis Corbin Jr., Glen, Kenneth, Margaret, Anna, Betty, Katherine, Mildred, Charles, Herbert, Robert and Patricia.
Jim served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1962 as a machinist mate first class.
He retired from Continental Steel of Kokomo. At the age of 14, Jim and his best friend, Joe Moser, worked laying railroad tracks. While attending Kokomo High School, he worked at the A&P Grocery Store as a stock boy.
Jim loved spending time at home tinkering in his shop creating wood art, smoking his pipe, working crossword puzzles, pampering his cat, Joe, and admiring and marveling at nature.
He was admired by all who knew him.
Surviving are wife, Sharon A. McQuiston; children, Robin (husband Robert) McIntire, Monte McQuiston, and Pamela (husband Eric) Stevenson; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wallace, Edward (wife Natalie) McIntire, Amanda (husband Matthew) Heady, Luke Stevenson and Danielle Stevenson; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Ford, Kendall Wallace and David McIntire; brother, Herbert (wife Barbara) McQuiston; sister, Mildred Arnold; special brother-in-law, John Chorrushi Sr.; and his cat, Joe.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis C. and Delihia (Stephens) McQuiston; five brothers; and six sisters.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Miller -Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. Full military rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello will be at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, followed by a celebration of life service with the Rev. Ken Smith of Hickory Grove Church, rural Carroll County, officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, Buffalo, or to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on  May 3, 2017
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