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Kimberly Knapp

February 9, 1977 — July 24, 2023

Kimberly Marie Franks Knapp died tragically and unexpectedly
at her home in Saginaw, Texas, July 24 th , 2023. Kim is survived
by her mother, Beverly Franks, brother Kristopher Franks,
husband John Knapp and was proceeded in death by her father,
Dois Delman Franks, brothers Del Allen Franks and Brent
Belding, and her grandparents Frank & Marie Gray. Born in
Hobart, OK, on February 9 th , 1977, Kim attended Hobart public
schools until her father moved the family to Saginaw, TX in
1987. Kim was a star gymnast from the ages of 10-18 training
with world renowned coaches including Bela Karolyi and
winning honors in all categories. Kim graduated from Boswell
High School in 1995 and went on to complete her undergraduate
studies at Texas Wesleyan University. She later attended Baylor
Law School on a full, merit-based scholarship, graduating with
honors. Kim was a well known and talented attorney in Fort
Worth serving in the field of criminal law. She was well loved
by all including judges, court staff, and both defense and
prosecuting attorneys. Fort Worth magazine and 360 West
named Kim a top attorney from 2016-2023. Kim was also an
adjunct professor of criminal justice at Texas Wesleyan
In 2019, Kim founded her own law firm - Knapp Begley Law
and worked tirelessly with her law partner, Lanny Begley, to
ensure justice was possible for all seeking her services. A
dynamic trial attorney, Kim was well known for her delivery in
the court room.

Kim will be remembered for her quick wit. Family, friends,
colleagues, and clients enjoyed her dry sense of humor coupled
with a brilliant legal mind. Her vivacious spirit was contagious
and the perfect anecdote for a bad day. She adored her two
German shepherds, Memphis and Mishka. Kim loved spending
time with family, cooking gourmet dishes, and she was always
keen for a great live concert.
Kim's sudden departure from this world leaves all who knew her
broken-hearted. Thank you for your light. May it shine on
forever. Follow Kim's lead, and live life with zest and flair. We
love you always Kim.

Graveside Service: 10:00am Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Resurrection Cemetery, Hobart, OK
Visitation: 1:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, OK

Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart

306 West 11th Street, Hobart, OK 73651

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Ressurection Catholic Cemetery

, Hobart, OK 73651

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