April 3, 1927 – May 24, 2020
LaBarbara was born to Lela Belle and Allen Herbert Maxwell, Sr. in Akron, OH on April 3, 1927 and she departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
She attended Crosby Elementary School, and during those years won an all-city spelling bee. While attending West High School, she became all-city queen in 1945 and graduated later that year. After high school, she was employed at a law office, attended Actual Business College and The University of Akron, obtaining an associate degree in secretarial science. She was employed at the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority and began her tenure at The University of Akron in 1968 retiring in 1994. LaBarbara was an active member of the National Secretaries Association later known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Tire Town Chapter.
The Mundy and Maxwell families were dear friends; LaBarbara and Herbert Ralph Mundy became friends while growing up and celebrated their nuptials on Wednesday, May 19, 1951 as the “Maxwell-Mundy Rites, Season’s Most Elaborate”, wedding per the Akron Beacon Journal. From this union, they had three daughters, Rhonda L., Cynthia Y. (Hans) and Sandra L. (Arthur).
LaBarbara was a loving wife and mother, devoted to her faith in God and family. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and St. Phillips Episcopal Church, where she and Ralph were active members and sang in the choir. She was also involved in numerous community activities, including but not limited to, holding the position of the Assistant Secretary of the Akron Branch NAACP.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph, siblings Noah Gilbert, Lela Lorraine, Allen Jr., and survived by her youngest brother Floyd D. and her three daughters. LaBarbara leaves a host of family and friends to cherish her memory.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to your favorite charity in memory of LaBarbara Mundy. A private family memorial and burial has already taken place at Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Margaret & James Roberts
June 4, 2020
I love you and will miss us laughing and talking on the phone !!!! But we will meet again & we will sing and walk around heaven all day, praising his holy name !!! until we meet Again Labarbara !!!!! LOVE
YOUR COUSIN , MARGARET
June 3, 2020
Thank you Rhonda and Sandy for letting me share time with your mother in the last few years. We had some laughs together.
My thoughts and prayers are with Rhonda,Cynthia and Sandra as you navigate through this difficult time.
June 2, 2020
In this time of sadness may you see God in the faces of friends hear Him in their voices, feel Him in the touch of their hands...
Darrell, Ida and Sons
Kimberly Garger Steel
May 31, 2020
Mr. Mundy, this is the old neighbor girl that used to live behind you, now grown up, "Hi Sandy", the one with the pool.
I want to convey my deepest, sincere condolences to you and the family. I so remember LaBarbara , very sweet. I'm thinking of you and putting you in my prayers.....
May 31, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear that LaBarbara passed. Even more so, as I was unaware that Ralph had passed. I meet them through my association with pSi/IAAP. They were supportive, encouraging and so much more. Truly a great loss. May they rest in peace together in heaven as they were on earth. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
May 31, 2020
Sandra and Arthur i was so sorry to read this and did want you to know that i will always think of you and your mom and dad with great affection. Thank you for all of the time we shared.
May 31, 2020
LaBarbara Mundy was an exceptional secretary, a good friend, and a valued colleague at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Akron. She and her family are now, and will be, among the good memories of our time in Akron. Judy and I mourn her loss and send our condolences to her family.
May 29, 2020
I really can’t think of LaBarbra without remembering her excellent cooking and genuine devotion to her daughters, Rhonda, Cindy, and Sandra and beloved cut-up husband, Ralph, ; ) who was my mother’s first cousin. They were a tight-knit band who were always together on holidays enjoying a spread of delicious dishes. LaBarbra shared her lasagne recipe with my mother years ago, and it is still one of my favorite meals. The next time I make it, I’ll remember her with every mouthful!