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1936 James 2024

James K. Rich

May 16, 1936 — May 20, 2024

Tipton

James K. Rich, aged 88, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at IU Health Ball Memorial in Muncie. Born in Moss, Tennessee on May 16, 1936, to James Lester and Eva Jewel (Huffines) Rich, Jim lived a fulfilling life surrounded by the love of his family. He was united in marriage with Barbara Rich on March 29, 1959 and their bond lasted for a remarkable 65 years.
 
 Throughout his career, Jim held various roles including working as a mechanic, tending to a mink farm, and serving as a press operator at Steel Parts until his retirement in 1995. He was also known as one of the founding members of the Quarter Miler's Auto Club. An avid lover of the outdoors, Jim found joy in activities such as trap shooting, bass fishing, and playing golf.
 
 In addition to his beloved wife Barb, Jim is survived by his cherished daughters Marqie Cornelius (Jeff) and Denise Ireland (Rob) all of Tipton; along with his sister Joanna Coonrod (Charles) of Kokomo. His legacy lives on through his four grandchildren, Jeff Cornelius, Mallory Michel (Stephen), Josh Ireland, and Kegan Ireland. Jim leaves behind six great-grandchildren, Jacob Cornelius, Jonathan Cornelius, Cora Michel, Audra Michel, Della Michel, and Kehlan Ireland and six great-great-grandchildren.
 
 James will be fondly remembered for his dedication to his family, his passion for the outdoors, and the love he shared with those closest to him. May he rest in peace knowing that he touched the lives of many with his kindness and warmth.

Funeral services will be on Friday May 31, 2024 at 4:00P.M. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Tipton.  Visitation will be on Friday from 2:00P.M. until service time.

Online condolences may be made at www.young-nichols.com.

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Friday, May 31, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Young-Nichols Funeral Home

216 W Jefferson St, Tipton, IN 46072

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Young-Nichols Funeral Home

216 W Jefferson St, Tipton, IN 46072

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