James M. Beare age 77 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 11:13 P.M. on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the E.R. at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. James was born February 28, 1932 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late James A. & Bertha E. (Wagner) Gowdy Beare.
James was a C.P.A. at Murray Wells Wendeln & Robinson CPA Inc. in Troy until his retirement. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, where he served on the official board of the Church. James graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1951. He also graduated from Miami Jacobs College with a Public Accounting Degree. James was very supportive of the Versailles Community, where he was born and raised.
In addition to his parents, James is also preceded in death by a brother in infancy; twin brother, Jack Beare; brothers, Norval Gowdy and Bill Renner; and sister, Myrna Gowdy Harp.
James is survived by his nieces, Sharon & Glen Seibert Craig of Versailles, Gloria Plock of Greenville, Susan & Harold Watson of Farmland, Indiana, Cheryl Shenefield of Wabash, Indiana; nephew, Bruce & Dana Harp of Peru, Indiana; great niece, Kimberly Seibert Coleman of Englewood; great nephews, Douglas Seibert of Versailles, Dave & Connie Seibert of Versailles, Dan & Renee’ Seibert of Versailles and Don & Cora Beare of Versailles.
James will be greatly missed by his family members that resided with him in the family home in Versailles; Douglas Seibert, Don & Cora Beare and Aaliyah & Aalyssa Osborne; as well as his great great nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Versailles United Methodist Church, 122 West Wood Street, Versailles, with Pastor Linda Dulin, Pastor Kelly Moody and Rev. Gordon Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, and Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Council of Churches Food Pantry in Memory of the Beare Family.