Charlene McQuiston

Born: Fri., Oct. 26, 1928
Died: Tue., Oct. 27, 2009

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Mrs. Charlene Mae Kramer McQuiston, loving wife, mother and grandmother, 81, went home peacefully to the "City not made with hands" on October 27, 2009.

She was born October 26, 1928 in Uhland, Texas to Charles and Emily Elbel Kramer. She was a 1947 graduate of New Braunfels High School in New Braunfels, Texas. In her early adulthood she moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she was a civil service worker in the finance office of Fort Sam Houston. While attending First Baptist Church of San Antonio she met a soldier named Clare McQuiston. They married in the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels on May 18, 1952 and have resided in Richmond since December 1952.

Mrs. McQuiston was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed going to Bible Study. She also enjoyed sewing and traveling.

Mrs. McQuiston is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clare McQuiston, of Richmond; her children, Janette Cason, of Waco, Texas; Douglas (Colleen) McQuiston, of Lake Wiley, South Carolina; Judith (William) Testin, of Indianapolis; Gregory (Birgit) McQuiston, of Lake Orion, Michigan; and Joanne (Patrick) McCree, of Normal, Illinois; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Leonard Kramer, of New Braunfels, Texas; and her twin, Charles Kramer, of Edmond, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. McQuiston was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Leslie Kramer and Roland Kramer, and a son-in-law, Randall Cason.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by David McQuiston at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, November 2, at the First Baptist Church of Richmond, 1601 South A Street, Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-7 P.M. on Sunday, November 1, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Parkinson's Foundation,1501 N.W. 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494, or the Reid Hospital Foundation, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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Ron and Idris Smith
   Posted Thu October 29, 2009
Dear Clare and family,
We were saddened to hear of Charlene's death, but we know that she is in a better place. Even though we all know she is in a better place, we also know you will miss her greatly. You have been such a compassionate care giver over the past several years!!! I have such fond memories of Charlene as my Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church probably as a Jr. Higher. What a neat,gentle spirit she had.
Ron and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Ron and Idris Smith
Avon Park, Florida

Michelle Michaels
   Posted Fri October 30, 2009
Charlene McQuiston was a really sweet lady to be around. When every I would walk in to her room to take care of her, she would make me smile. I will miss taking care of her. She is in my heart forever!

Michelle Michaels

Ramona Taber
   Posted Sun November 01, 2009
My love and prayers go out to the McQuiston Family...Mr. and Mrs. McQuiston's love and devotion to each other,and to their family, has been an inspiration and a blessing to all of us! May God give all of you peace and comfort at this time! With Deepest Sympathy! Ramona Taber