Barbara H. Kump

September 17, 1926 ‒ August 08, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Barbara H. Kump, 90, of Galion, died at home Tuesday, August 8, 2017 after failing health.

Born September 17, 1926 in Galion she was the daughter of Martha Belle (Herrndon) Boyd and Charles F. “C.F.” Boyd. She was a graduate of Galion High School Class of 1944 and attended Cleveland Art College and Denison University. Barb was a realtor for 25 years with Fred Barr Realty in Galion, later she held a Florida Realtors license and sold real estate on Sanibel Island. She had previously worked for Dr. Malcolm Switzer and the Galion Health Department. She was a long-time member of Galion Country Club, enjoyed playing golf, having two “Hole in Ones,” was active with the Galion Country Club Women, and served on the Board of Directors.

She is survived by sons, Stephen B. (Linda) Kump of Galion and Robert A. Kump, II of Ft. Myers, Florida; a niece, Melissa (Mike) Burns of Mansfield and nephew, Chuck (Lauren) Vergon of Aurora, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Jean Stewart, Adalaide Vergon and Patricia Stephens.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Friday, August 11, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A private memorial service and interment will be held for her family with Rev. Matthew Weaver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home.

Barb’s family expresses their gratitude and appreciation to her loving caregivers.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Barbara Kump. Condolences to her family may be made at

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  • Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. Your mom was a classy lady and best friend to my mom. They had a lot of fun together as we did growing up together. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve & Tommie

  • Steve,

    Hoping that the comforting thoughts of friends and family will surround you at this sad time.
    Ingemar and Paula

  • Steve, your mom is at peace now. I know how hard it is to say that final goodbye. Barb and my mom are either cheering or golfing together in the great beyond. Much sympathy my friend. Deb

  • Condolences to Barb’s Family. She was a wonderful person. Played many rounds of golf with her. One cold night she came to my door with one of her beautiful knitted scarfs in my favorite color. So thoughtful.
    She will be remembered in our memories.

    • Thank you, Carol, for your kind words. I miss not playing golf with you and mom this trip to Galion. Barbara sure enjoyed her golf at GCC all these years. She’s probably teeing up with Rosie and Gene and all her “new” friends already this morning! Bob Kump

  • Our thoughts are with the family with Barbara’s passing. The neighborhood was a great place growing up and in latter years my mother Betty would walk across for margarita hour (I would join them on occasion) They both loved their cats and knitting among many activities and leave us with many fond memories.

    • My comments and thanks posted erroneously on another part of this site. My connection to site was interrupted after saving my comments. Thanks, Bob Kump

  • Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow and loss. God bless your mother and you.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Gene. Looking forward to seeing you at breakfast next Sunday with the guys.

  • Sorry for your loss. Bob and Steve you have my sympathy. Will keep you and her in my prayers.

    • It was great to see your dad and Emma yesterday. Thank you for your and Linda’s kind words. What a connection with the Smiths, Mansfields, Drexels, Fendricks, Culps, Snyders, Jacks, et al, with the Switzer Drive Fairview/Schuh Dr.”Consortium”. A powerful and lifelong fraternity. God Bless us all! These memories will never be forgotten. Rob

    • Thanks, Jim. I passed your comments on to Steve separately. Go LSU!
      Mom was a Gator fan, too, and for years I called her on Saturday mornings to tell her the time of the Gator games, if they were being broadcasted in Galion.

  • Remembering Barbara as a delightful, caring, fun loving and active person, growing up together in elementary through high school and then graduating with the class of 1944. She will be greatly missed.

    Sending much sympathy and love to her family.

    Ruth Ritchey
    and The Class of 1944

    • Thanks for your kind words for mother, and for the beautiful flower arrangement at yesterday’s memorial. Our family appreciates mom’s high school classmates and she enjoyed and told us of several of the annual GHS get together during the years. Bless you all for being active and involved all these years later. Bob Kump.

  • To Barbara’s family, Barbara was one of my favorite cousins. She was always lively and fun. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • Thinking of your family at this time.Your Mother was a classmate of my Mother and they were probably very good friends. My Mother enjoyed the class get-togethers also. They are now enjoying all those who have gone before them in Heaven.

  • Steve, I just read about the loss of your Mother. My sympathies and prayers go out to you and Linda, plus the entire Kump Family. Really miss seeing you.