Kimberly Snapp was born June 6, 1959, to William A. and Lenore B. Walton Snapp in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of four children. She attended Andover Public Schools and graduated from Andover High School. Kimberly developed an avid interest in medicine as a child and majored in pre-med at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas. She also took flying lessons in college and earned her FAA Private Pilot’s license. She said, “One of my most exhilarating moments was being lost in the air…. The best thing about getting lost is you find new things.”
After graduation, Kimberly pursued her dream of becoming a doctor at KU School of Medicine, Kansas City and Wichita, specializing in Internal Medicine. Her career was always guided by her Christian faith. She served as primary medical provider at Good Samaritan Clinic, a ministry of World Impact at the time. Believing Jesus loved the poor, she loved them too, actively and passionately.
Kimberly later founded House of Hope, Wichita. She worked with other dedicated professionals and countless volunteers to develop a care center for troubled teens and their families. Kimberly believed that “the restoring of lives happening here is stronger than any prescription I’ll ever write.”
In the final phase of her career, Kimberly served as a specialist at the Via Christi/Ascension Wound and Skin Clinic. In 2014, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award as a Healthcare Hero. During this time, she also became skilled in the art of stained glass and made beautiful pieces for her family and friends.
Kimberly met every challenge with optimism and faith, living valiantly with metastasized cancer for many years. On April 23, 2021, she died peacefully with family at her bedside. She is now rejoicing in heaven with the Lord Jesus, free from pain and suffering. She is survived by her sister, Joyce L. Snapp, and brother, Brad (Ruth Harder) Snapp, four nephews, one niece, and grandnephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Judy Snapp Gill.
Celebration of Life Service, 10:30 am, Friday, May 7, at First Evangelical Free Church, 1825 N. Woodlawn. Memorials to: World Impact and TUMI. Share condolences at www.cozine.com.
Services by Cozine Memorial Group-Broadway Mortuary.