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James M. ‘Jimmy’ McCreary


James M. “Jimmy” McCreary, 68, of East Liberty, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, with his family at his side at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Kenton on May 13, 1945. His father, James McCreary, preceded him in death.

His mother, Virginia (Charles) Forsythe Stanford, survives in East Liberty, along with his siblings, Joyce (Dan) Bushong of West Liberty, Jeff McCreary and John (Lori) McCreary, both of Marysville, and Joe (Vera) McCreary of East Liberty; five nieces and nephews, Paula Runion, Annette (Dale) Teel, Matthew McCreary, Kimmie Bowshier and Joni (John) Joyner; several aunts, uncles, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a very dear friend, Eric Miller of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

He was the manager of Modern Finance in Marysville for 28 years.

He was a faithful member of the Monroe Community Church in Pickrelltown, where he cherished the close-knit bond that the congregation shared.

He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1963 and received an associate’s degree in accounting from Clark State University.

Jim was a member and loved playing euchre at the Indian Lake Eagles, and enjoyed traveling to other locations in the community to play as well. He also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and the music of the 50s and 60s.

He was proud of his car, “Old Blue,” and, having been raised on a farm, he held an appreciation for Guernsey cows.

He was a loyal son, brother, uncle and friend who treasured time spent with his family and his dogs, Poo and Kelly. He will be remembered as a captivating storyteller and as a fun-loving generous man who will be missed beyond measure.

The Rev. Tim Shearer officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial is at Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Community Church.

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