Kirstin Morgann Knapp

October 26, 1983 ‒ May 08, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

May 8, 2017 an angel took flight. Kirstin Morgann Knapp born October 26,1983. Now at peace and safe in the arms of our heavenly father. She fought drug addiction for 7 years. Her mother Kimberly Jo Flynn Knapp at her side leaving no stone unturned to help her. Her father James Edward Knapp also survives. Her grandparents are Cecil & Patricia Flynn, aunt Terri Catino and uncles Michael Flynn & Donald Flynn cousins Lindsay, Sara, McKenzie and Bryan. Lots of extended family, friends and her beloved “fur kid” Chow rescue dog Mai Thai. Kirstin grew up in the Clear Fork Valley and graduated from Clear Fork High School in 2002. At her request, no services will be held. Her family will have a gathering in her memory at a later date.

Contributions in her memory to the Richland County Humane Society (3025 Park Avenue, Ontario, Ohio 44906)

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Kirstin’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Kim, I was so shocked to hear of this news this morning I am so sorry for your loss you will be in our thoughts and prayers

  • There are no words to convey our deepest sympathies to all of you. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.

    • Our families have been friends since I was little, Kim. I Can’t express my sorrow to you all enough. She came to my meetings. She had a great heart. We all love you guys.

  • Kim and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim & Family, Words alone cannot express how deeply saddened and sorry I am for your loss. I pray God wraps you all in his loving embrace and shower you with his mercy in this terrible time.

  • Kim I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve always, always enjoyed seeing Kirstin and having the chance to talk when we could. Please know I’m thinking of you and your family. Hugs

  • Our hearts go out to you Kim and Pat and Cecil and family. Its so hard to loose
    A child no matter what age they are. Know yhat God will comfort you in your
    Time of need. You are in our prayers

  • Kim and family,
    I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. Her and I shared a long friendship with many many memories. She is now at peace. Sending all our love your way.xoxoxo

  • Kim, So very sorry for your loss, Prayers to you and Family for Peace.

  • To Kim and family.
    So sorry for your loss.. I will pray for you.. It seems like yesterday we were children. Kirstin will always hold a special place in my heart. I send you love and peace.

  • Jim, Kim and Families,
    We were saddened to hear about Kirstin. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God Bless and know she is at peace. Lots of Love, Nick, Ginger, Tyler and Allison.

  • Kim and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kirstin, I remember babysitting her when she was little and having so much fun with her. She was always full of energy and would beg me to let her stay up all night. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jodi Mooney

  • Deepest condolences to the entire family. Kim, you know how much Kirstin meant to me. Our friendship was one for the books! I’ll always cherish my time spent with your family. I love you always and forever. Rip KK !

  • Kim, James & Family,
    May your hearts be at ease and peace knowing Kirstin is with God now and He will watch over her. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God, as He always does, wraps you in his arms and allows His grace to see you thru your hard times and grieving moments.

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family Kim, Kirstin truly was a shining light.
    All of our countless adventures and childhood shenanigans will be memories that I will cherish forever. She will be dearly missed…

    You are in my thoughts,

  • Kim there are no words to express how my heart breaks for you. The world is a better place because Kirsten was here such a joy everytime I saw her. God Bless you Kim and your family may he wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.

  • We are past words .Know that we love you and are hear for you always. So sorry.

  • Our thoughts and prayers, are with all of you. She is now in the loving arms of God, and he has healed her. Mike and Cindy Schopp

  • Dearest Kim and all of Kristen’s family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Kristen. The loss of a child to addiction is just so sad. Sometimes all we can do is love them and be there for them. Much love, hugs and prayers for all of you. Don and Sue Thomas

  • Kim,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know we lost touch over the years but Kirstin has and will alway hold a place in my heart. The memories that we created over the years are ones I’ll never forget. My heart breaks for you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Such a heartbreaking tragedy. She is a beautiful girl. She looks so much like her Grandma Pat and her mother. Praying for your family and Kim what a wonderful mother to stand beside her daughter the way you did. So many people just give up. Be proud of yourself Kim for all the love you gave her. Love to you all.

  • Kim & Jim
    Kirstin was my dearest friend. I loved how she wore her heart on her sleeve. She loved so many people even when she didn’t know how to express it. I loved her attitude! She never let anyone walk all over her & she always put people in their place if they disrespected me or my child. I loved her secret talents! She could crochet & nurse any dying plant back to health! I love her & I will miss her deeply. I love you both & you are in my heart!


  • So very sorry for your family’s loss.
    Kirstin was the first person I met at outdoor school when Belleville and Butler combine.
    She was always kind to me when we were children. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Kim , Cecil and Pat, We are very sorry for your loss. You all are in our heart and prayers!

  • Surely there is sadness in the valley. All our in my prayers and in my thoughts

  • My dearest memories with Kirstin are from when we were younger – from putting our Cousin’s Kitchen Restaurant business plans together, to late night card games up north, to running around outside at GGs and Papa’s. Kirstin always knew how to make us laugh, was naturally creative and artistic, and a beautiful person. I will miss her dearly.

  • We send our deepest sympathies to the family,when the girls were younger they spent a lot of time together and had a lot of heart goes out to you all,may she
    be at peace now.
    Prayers to Kim and family,Roy and Dawn Peterson🌸

  • My deepest sympathy to the family upon Kirstin’s passing. Our Valley lost a sweet young lady. May each of you find comfort in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  • Kim and Family
    We are so very sorry for your loss and there are no words to ease your pain, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

  • Kim and family. So sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. May God hold her gently in his hands. God Bless you and your family.

  • Kim, Pat, Cecil and family, we are so saddened to hear of Kristin ‘s passing. Sending you our sincerest sympathy, and prayers for you all at this very sad time.

  • So sorry to hear about Kristin so very sad Tom and I give you our Condolences no words can ease your pain so sorry Kim Pat and Cecil and the rest of the family

  • Sorry so for your loss she will be missed
    We will send prayers to your family
    From the strong family

  • Kim and family: so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I pray for the family. Kirstin was such an outgoing young lady that made me laugh in my younger years. We need more people like her. I’m so glad she was a big part of my life.

  • Jim and family – Our prayers are with you in the passing of Kirstin now on a journey of peace, love and joy with our Lord. You are in our thoughts. Al and Dayna

  • I am very sorry for your loss. Kirsten was so bright and full of life when we were in school together. I know she will be missed.

  • Kirsten and I were on the same soccer team in elementary school. I scraped up my knee at a game, and she showed me how to use those ice packs where you have to break the bag inside to activate it. But instead of gently breaking it, she punched the bag. I remember thinking she was the coolest. I’ll always remember her as just that.

  • So sorry for your loss Kim and Jim your in my thoughts and prayers Cheryl and Jeff

  • I AN SO SO SORRY 4 YOUR LOSS, YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS, I TOO LOST MY 23 Yr.Old Son, All I CAN SAY IS U NEVER “Get Over It” U Get Through it Day by Day..Love & Prayers Coming Your Way…

  • To Kristin Knapp family,
    My deepest condolences. May God watch over you every day, yet more today in your greatest time of need for strength. Our family sends prayers and love. Kristin will be missed dearly.
    God be with you.

    Deanea, Darren, & Cynthia Robey.

  • Jim and Kim,
    As loving parents we raise our children and hope they grow and live a full life.
    We give them guidelines to live by and hope they make good choices as adults.
    Kirstin enjoyed and lived her life her way, with a few pumps along the way.
    Fred and I were shocked at her death. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Fred and Jill Grimes
    Dallas TX

  • Kirstin Morgann,

    Those we love can never be more than a thought away…for as long as there is a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.

    Love Always,

    Sara 💕

  • Jim,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. We will pray for help to comfort you in this time of need. Remembering you and your daughters restaurant visits and her free spirit nature.
    In our thoughts and prayers,
    Your kruzin friends-
    Jeff & Tricia

  • Jim & Family,
    Can’t quite find the words to say how sorry we are for your loss.
    Tam & Del

  • I am so sorry for the tragedy that has befallen your family. As time travels on, life just seems to become more and more difficult to cope with; especially when we lose a loved one in death. But please know that very soon the suffering we face everyday – including death – is going to be done away with. This promise can be found at Revelation 21:4. We also have the wonderful hope of seeing those we have lost in death, by means of the resurrection. Again, we look to the Bible at John 5:28, 29 for that promise. May you find comfort in this.

  • It broke my heart to see this obituary today. My best memories of Kirsten are when she was a little girl. She would walk to our house, knock on the door, and come in for a little visit. To the whole family, we send our love and sympathy. God bless,
    Roy and Dianne Kehl

  • Kim…..I am so sorry ……Thinking of you and your family…..Praying for your comfort and peace.

  • Dear Kim and Family,
    This is hard to read. I can’t believe this. Its been such an awful past few years with the loss of so many people. Kirstin and I shared some fun times as children. I will miss her. Every day of my sobriety I will remember how lucky my odds were. I know. I wish I had been in her life as an adult.
    Chrissy Heffelfinger

  • Kim, Jim and the Flynn family,
    We were so sorry and sad to read about Kirsten. Even though we have not been in touch for years you have been in our thoughs with memories of the fun times we had together. We will keep the memories of the happiness everyone felt when she was born and Kirsten as a little girl. We hope these memories will also help you get though the difficult times ahead.

  • Kim, our condolences and prayers for you and all your family in the passing of your daughter,
    Kirsten. Former neighbors.
    Clyde and Marian Bowman

  • Kim, know that I am thinking of you and your family. Praying for God’s peace in the midst of your grief. Joyce