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Jim Towey was a teacher at Allen East for 30 years

Life-long Ada resident

 James P. “Jim” Towey, 75, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 5:20 p.m. at his residence. 

He was born on May 22, 1945, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Leonard “Pat” and Evelyn (Wilcox) Towey. On August 12, 1972, Jim married Jan M. Beining and she survives in Ada.

Jim retired after 30 years from Allen East High School where he was a science teacher. He also worked as a farmer, and served as the tennis coach for St. Marys High School, where they were four time Western Buckeye League champions. Jim also coached 9th grade basketball at St. Marys and Allen East.  He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Ada. 

Jim is also survived by his two children: James L. (Christine) Towey of Carmel, Indiana, and Katherine A. (Brian) Beam of St. Marys; six grandchildren; and two sisters: Jean Kronenberg of Piqua and Janice (Jim) Miller of Troy.

Attendance will be restricted at the funeral and visitation based on space to accommodate social distancing requirements. Face coverings must be worn while attending visitation and service. 

Private family services will be held at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada, with Father Ed Shikina officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. 

The funeral service for James will be live streamed on the Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services Facebook Page beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10.    

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada.   

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, Lima.