Barbara C (Kollar) Mumby

April 17, 1937 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 84)


Barbara C. Mumby, 84, of Osceola, IN passed away on September 25, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Walter and Marjorie Kollar on April 17, 1937, in Decatur, MI.

She is a 1956 graduate of Mishawaka High School where she first went out with the love of her life, the late John R. Mumby during her Sophomore year. They married in 1956 in Goshen, IN and continued to live in Mishawaka, IN together until John’s death in 1990.

Barbara is survived by her three daughters, Roxanne Babb (Bill) of Osceola, IN, Khris Davis of Mishawaka, IN, and Dana Loucks (Roger) of Vandalia, MI. She is also survived by her sister, Janet Boone and niece, Sheila Elzey (Dean) both of Ft. Wayne, IN; 6 grandchildren, Brandon Babb (Jackie), Mac Babb (Vickie), Kyle Toombs (Kelsey), Erin McKay (Mike), Kendra Morris (Brad), Jamie Sieber (Adam); and 10 great grandchildren. Her loving dog, “Max” preceded her in death.

Barb was an accomplished ceramist, having her own studio and teaching classes for 45 years, developing many lifelong friendships. She also worked for 10 years at the South Bend Clinic. She was a previous member of the Red Hat Club, a bridge club, had enjoyed camping with friends and family and loved attending family events. She was a long time member of Coalbush United Methodist Church in Mishawaka, and later attended Osceola United Methodist Church in Osceola.

Barb will be honored in a private family memorial service at a later date.  Hahn Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the final arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Ste D., Mishawaka, IN 46545 and Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN 46614.

Special thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice and to her private caregiver, Angela Zapata, for the special care they provided.

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