Kathy Prosser Krichbaum

February 18, 1957 ‒ October 14, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • Kathy was a great inspiration to me . Every time I would see her she would have a smile on her face . She will be missed at our paining classes. We need more people like her in the work today . Heaven gained a sweet angel. Til I seee you again my sweet friend. My prayers and condolences go out to her family.

  • Kathy has been an inspiration since we became Facebook friends a couple of years ago. Although I never met her in person her vibrant personality was felt through our shared Facebook group. I’ll meet you in heaven one of these days. Prayers and Condolences to her family.

  • I met Kathy last at the National Ovarian Conference in Chicago. She was an inspiration to me. We kept in touch through Facebook after that. I could tell that she was a very loving and compassionate person. She will be greatly missed.

  • My husband Richard and I met Kathy the first day I took my husband to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia.

    And WOW. She was so open, blunt and honest. We all hit it off. My husband’s battle had just begun and Kathy had been battling her cancer for quite some time.

    She amazing the talk to and text to. I attempted to make Richard’s appointments along with hers, so we can talk and hang out.

    When Richard went started hospice last year, she was there for me and I will always cherish that. She was there for me when Richard died. She was amazing.

    I hope she’s in heaven with my husband and their partying and looking down on us with smiles on the faces. I will miss her..❤

  • May the good Lord bless an keep u in his arms through this time. Kathy was a great help to me when she was in the Virgin Islands an we had a lot of fun too, was sad when she left, I loved her a lot an will miss our malls on messenger but life goes on an she would not want us to cry but be glad, so I’ll smile an say aloha meaning hello an goodbye.

  • I met Kathy roughly 7yrs.ago while she visited a friend in N.C.,since that moment on she remained a constant beacon of how life should be lived.We later rejoined in St.Thomas and achieved an unmatched friendship throughout. There will always be a door open in my heart for you sis.
    Until we dance again in heavens island,keep the door open for me.
    Your forever brother.
    Adrian.

  • Missing her so much. She is will continue to be an inspiration in my life. Praying for you mike and the rest of the family. And those beautiful grandchildren that she spoke about every time I talked to her.

  • I met Kathy at the 2017 OCRFA conference in Chicago and we were fast friends. At this years conference our friendship grew. Kathy was, is and will forever be, awe inspiring. She wasn’t going to let cancer get her down. She lived life to the fullest with a smile and personality that brought joy to everyone around her. She will be greatly missed. See you again in heaven, my dear friend.
    Prayers and condolences to her family.

  • This world was a much better place because of this sweet, beautiful angel. Kathy did such a great job with my dad when he had cancer, that when we brought my mom home from Florida, we did not want anyone but Kathy and again she did an amazing job, so caring and so caring and supportive. She will be dearly missed. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Rest in Peace, sweet lady!!!

  • My sincere condolences to her whole family. I have many fond memories of Kathy. Her smile and laugh were contagious. My last memory of her was seeing how she cared for her Aunt Marge. She really was a very special nurse and I know everyone who shared her life will miss her dearly. Rest in peace, sweet Kathy.

  • I worked with Katyy many years ago. She was upbeat. Her kind spirit was contagious.
    I ran into her a couple months ago. The same kind person that I knew so long ago.
    Sympathy and prayes of comfort to her family.

  • Goodbye, my cousin, I know you are safe in the arms of Jesus. Michael, you have my deepest Sympathy.

  • I remember when you were born. It’s so hard to see one so young go ahead of us older family members. I remember all the good family times when you were growing up and having fun with your cousins and us Aunts and Uncles. Rest now my dear you are always in my heart and memories.

    Aunt Rose.

  • I worked with Kathy many years ago in Dialysis. Knew she had been diagnosed with cancer several years ago. I often saw her posts on facebook . Always with that gorgeous smile shining through. After reading condolences I am now even more aware of the impact she had on so many lifes. I always felt blessed to know Kathy and its very apparent that so many others feel the same way. I was very saddened to learn of her passing but I know she lived her life to the very fullest and how she helped so many others while she herself had such a horrific illness. Prayers for her family at this sad sad time and I pray that all of the family knows that God has received a very special Angel!

  • Dear Deb and Jim,
    Sending my deepest and heart felt sympathy for your loss. Also sending
    prayers and love for your family .

    Stefanie Schlupp

  • To the Prosser and Krichbaum Families,
    Kathy left quite an impression on you when she interacted with her coworkers and patients. Her service at Mansfield General was very much appreciated.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Kathy.
    The Ron Nelson Family