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Joy A. Mcquinn

October 22, 1932 — November 8, 2023

Joy Ann McQuinn of Tipton passed away peacefully on November 8, 2023 after 91 fulfilling years. She was born on October 22, 1932 in Scircleville, Indiana to the late Benjamin H. and Goldie F. (Strain) Mitchell.

After graduating from Scircleville High School, on May 14, 1950, Joy Ann wed the love of her life Charles E. McQuinn, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Together, they had 2 children, Mark and Sharon. In 1951, she and Charles moved to Tipton County with Pioneer Hi-Bred. For the past 71 years, Joy Ann has called Tipton her forever home, where she was involved in the community and shared many wonderful friendships.

Joy Ann had a generous heart, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and the American Heart Association, and was known for her random acts of kindness and generosity. She approached life with determination and positivity. She was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, spent time working at the Tipton Middle School Library, and was a member of Kemp United Methodist Church for over 70 years, where she served in various roles, and especially enjoyed her time in the Challengers Sunday School Class.

Joy Ann cherished time spent with her family, valued traditions, and thoroughly enjoyed supporting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their many activities and endeavors. Joy Ann treasured working on the farm alongside family, always eager to help. She appreciated time spent outside gardening and working in her yard, and was a talented seamstress.

Joy Ann is survived by her children, Dr. Mark (JoAnn) McQuinn of Tipton and Sharon (Robert) Boyd of Noblesville; grandchildren, Dr. Kiley McQuinn (Matthew Smith), Dr. Kassey McQuinn (Nicholas Stewart), Nathan (Erika) Boyd, Dr. Jeffrey (Erika) McQuinn, Anna (Richard) Seys, and Mallory (Clint) Newcom; great grandchildren, Quinn, Walker, Merrill, Foster & Meridian Smith, Oliver, Monroe, Harlow, & Crosby Stewart, Harper Boyd, Maslow & Murphy McQuinn, Lucy Seys, Eleanor, Bradford, Phoebe, & Welles Newcom; sister-in-law, Elinor “Maxine” McQuinn Ogle; and many nieces and nephews. Joy Ann was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. McQuinn; and, siblings Martha (Mitchell) Harshbarger, Marion Mitchell, and Marvin Mitchell.

Joy Ann’s life will be celebrated in a Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Young Nichols Funeral Home, 216 W. Jefferson Street, Tipton, Indiana with Kemp United Methodist Church Pastor Brian Cooper officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until time of the service on Sunday. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Tipton, Indiana.  Online condolences may be made on her obituary page at

Memorials can be offered in her honor to Kemp United Methodist Church, 228 N. Main Street, Tipton, Indiana, 40672.

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