Barry A. Mumby
Visitation: Sunday, October 22 from 5-8 P.M.at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral: Monday, October 23 11:00 A.M. from the Funeral Home.
Barry A. Mumby age 74 of Colon, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Barry was born August 30, 1943, in Three Rivers, a son to the late Robert J. and Evelyn J. (Shellenbarger) Mumby.
Barry grew up on the family farm in Fulton and graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1961. Later in 2003, he moved to Colon.
In 1963 he graduated from MSU after a two-year Agricultural Short Course. He farmed with his parents on the family farm north of Leonidas.
On September 12, 1964, he married Diana L. Hankis in Jackson.
Barry served on the Glen Oaks Community College board of trustees as president, was a founding board member of the United Soybean Board, traveling to 23 foreign countries representing American farmers and serving as chairman 2 years, in 1979 he with 5 other men, founded Mendon Seed Growers Corporation and eventually was sole owner, received MSU’s Distinguished Service Award in 2003, received Michigan’s Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1979, was Leonidas Little League baseball coach, was Leonidas 4-H swine leader and fair swine superintendent, and was the 4-H commodity leader, and also served on the Federal Reserve Board mid-west region.
He is survived by his wife Diana L. Mumby of Colon 3 children; David (Deanna) Mumby of Leonidas, Sean (Amy) Mumby of Fulton, and Kathryn (Mike) Sprouse of Henderson, NV, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, sister Katherine Schwenk of Portage, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister Judith Sharp, an infant sister and an infant brother.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Barry A. Mumby will be Monday, October 23, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. from the funeral home with Rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Beard Cemetery in Leonidas Township. If desired memorials may be made in memory of Barry to the St Joseph County 4-H Livestock Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.