Kathy Prosser Krichbaum
February 18, 1957 ‒ October 14, 2018
Please check back soon to see Kathy’s tribute videoSFIELD: Not all angels have wings – some have stethoscopes. As a hospice nurse, Kathy Krichbaum dispensed comfort and compassion, inspiration and hope, all without a prescription. Kathy could do what few others can, in a way that few others could, because her vibrant style and infectious personality brought courage to patients and their families, Kathy was an angel.
Kathy passed into the Lord’s care Sunday, October 14, 2018 from her Mansfield home. She was 61.
Born February 18, 1957 in Mansfield to Harry C. and Dorothy J. (Rickert) Prosser, she was graduated from Madison High School in 1975, and earned her degree in nursing from North Central State College in 1981.
She worked 28 years with MedCentral Health System, ten years in Oncology and 18 years in Home Health and Hospice. She later worked six years with Richland County Dialysis and the final ten years of her career as a traveling nurse.
Kathy was “all in” for her patients – her personal strength and “fighter” mentality resulted in a positive influence on those around her. She was awarded the “Nurse of Hope” honor, for her work ethic and for the love and care she shared with everyone.
A member of Crossroads Community Church, she attended Crossroads Widows, and was a member of Ohio Ovarian Cancer Alliance. She enjoyed crocheting, wine-and-paint nights, and travel to the Caribbean. But the joy of her life were her two adorable grandchildren.
She is survived by her son Michael (Jennifer) Prosser of Herndon, VA, adored grandchildren Vivian and Austin; sister Deborah (James) Robinson of Mansfield; nephews Bradley (Elaine) Robinson of Middleburg Heights and Scott Robinson (Kaitlyn Szorady) of Nanticoke, PA; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and a legion of cherished friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Michael Prosser, and her former husband David R. Krichbaum.
A reception celebrating the vibrant and teal strong angel Kathy Krichbaum will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 2 to 5 pm in The Kobacker Room, 28 North Main Street, Mansfield. An informal time of sharing, led by Celebrant Dave Roberts will begin at 3 pm. Kathy’s casual personality should be reflected in your attire, and might include her favorite color, teal. Snyder Funeral Home is honored to assist with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory are encouraged to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio: http://ocao.org/donate/
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Kathy’s family, share with them a memory – or see Kathy’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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