OBITUARY

Kimberly M. Webb-Hofman

December 10, 1962November 12, 2018
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Kimberly M. Webb-Hofman, age 55 of Blue Island formerly of Alsip, IL passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Beloved wife of Richard Hofman; loving step-mother of Kendra Hofman; devoted daughter of Andy "Duke" and Colleen Webb; dear sister of Kelly and Daniel "Danny" Webb; sister-in-law of Bruce (Lori) and Debbie Hofman; dear aunt to many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Kim worked at Northwestern Medical Center- Chicago as a CED and ran the Diabetic Center. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kimberly M. Webb-Hofman

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WILMA SIMMONS

December 11, 2018

I am deeply sadden upon hearing about the lost of Kim. I have been a diabetic for 26 years. She was the first to really assist me with understanding and having the patience to teach me how to successfully survive this survivable disease. I attended her classes and learn so much. When my husband became diabetic she was able to convince him to take it seriously and follow the guidelines so that his condition didn't develop complications. Upon my husband and I visiting her the last time with let her know that she was a gift from heaven and gave her a big hug. Who knew that that would be the last time. Thank you Kim for your knowledge, caring and personal bedside manner that made our life so much better. See you on the other side one day. We thank God that our Earthly path touched yours. Good bye for now.

Emanuel Kalanarhos

December 4, 2018

Kim,
I want to thank -you for your patience, smile, and kindness in helping me eight years ago to start on my new insulin pump. You were always available to answer my questions via email or in person. You always took extra time for your patients when you could of just cut it short and went home. We have lost you too soon but God has gained an angel. This world definitely needs more Kim’s or least to try to follow your example. Thank-you for all that you did for me. I know you are watching us from above.May your soul Rest In Peace.
To the Webb family , I offer my sincere condolences.

Jim Carr

November 30, 2018

The attached photo is how I will always remember Kim. While she tried to be mad at me for taking pictures of her, you can see she finally had to break into a laugh Her smile would light up the room. She also made us laugh with all the stories she would come up with about the events in her life.
I have always admire Kim for her friendship, knowledge and inventive nature. We had great interactions every week while filling out forms. She was always there working late hours to make sure her patients were cared for. She came up with the with programs like "cool-tools" , the Christmas parties and so many other ideas to better serve her patients and friends. She was always so excited with her new ideas and Risk was right there supporting them.
I am deeply sadden by her passing and will always cherish her memory. God bless her and may she have eternal peace.

Anthony Monahan

November 30, 2018

I’ve known Kim through the diabetes community for quite some time and have so many warm and happy memories. She was an excellent nurse with a phenomenal work ethic and I learned a great many things by having known her. On top of that she was always genuinely interested in my life outside of the diabetes world and I was happy to call her a friend. I’m sure that my story is not unique as she touched many people.

My deepest condolences to Kim's friends and family...she will be greatly missed.

-Anthony

Laurie Eschbach

November 30, 2018

Dear Kim,

I want you to know what an impact you made on my life and on all of the lives you touched. When I first started with Tandem, we were talking after a Cool Tools class and you said to me "you were made for this job". Starting with Tandem was such a huge change and I was internally questioning my decision, and when you said that, it was a game changer. I thought ..well if Kim Webb thinks I can do this then I can for sure do it. I will forever remember you for those confidence inspiring words. You inspired kindness, compassion, veracity and integrity in caring for people beyond compare. I truly believe you caused all of us to be much better than we would have been not knowing you. And, you did all of this while being funny, lighthearted and full of life. Your knowledge of diabetes and willingness to share that knowledge was incomparable. You taught all of us so much about diabetes and life.

Know that you are missed by me and all of us that knew you. Life is not the same without you but you live on in my heart, and I use you as the guidepost for caring for patients. So, I picture you now sipping a malibu and pineapple juice and looking down realizing the impact your life made on others and guiding us to carry on your legacy. You were truly extraodinary!!

Rick and family you are in my prayers. I can only imagine the void you are feeling. But, I know Kim will get you through from above.

With love and sincerity,
Laurie


Paige Doepke

November 28, 2018

I met Kim this past August when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the short time that I knew her, she became my favorite person.

A couple of months ago, on my absolute worst day, Kim saw how down I was in a class she was teaching and brought me into her office afterward. She spent more than an hour with me and my dad (I didn't have an appointment and am sure she had work to do). She made phone calls to make sure I was getting the medical devices I needed as quickly as possible and spoke words of encouragement. The way she advocated for me was amazing, and she taught me how to do that for myself, too.

I could not have gotten through the first few months of this new life without her guidance. I'm so grateful to have known Kim and to have been a recipient of her love and knowledge. She was a true angel in my life.

Sending my love to her husband and family, such a loss you must be feeling. She spoke of you often in our appointments and her face always lit up when she did!

Brandon Riddle

November 27, 2018

I worked with Kim for almost 7 years. In my 12 years of working in this industry I’ve met few people with as much passion for service as Kim. Her passion was evident in the way that she talked about her patients. She was excited for them to succeeed and loved helping them on their journey. When I think of Kim, I automatically think of how much impact she made on the lives of the hundreds or thousands that she helped over her career.

As a medical rep, it can sometimes be difficult to convince health care providers that we bring value. That was never the case with Kim. She understood our worth and made us feel valued. In order to get what she needed for her patients, she would meet us after long days working at the clinic. Her commitment was unwavering.

Our 30 minute meetings often ended up going for 2 hours, as we talked about the newest updates in diabetes and patient resources.

Kim took great joy in holding the annual Christmas party for all of her reps. I will never forget the first time that I attended and was the recipient of some of the best baked goods that I have ever had. I was in utter shock when she told me that she and Rick did all of this baking. I do not enjoy cooking and I know it is hard work, so I admired the amount of love that went into every scrumptious bite.

There will never be another Kim, but I sure do hope that more people aspire to be like her. If there were more Kims, the world would be a much better place.

Love,
Brandon

Erica Klaw

November 25, 2018

It was a pleasure and honor to work with Kim all these years. I appreciate, and never underestimate, that I learned a tremendous amount from Kim. Things that could never be explained in books, or studies or package inserts.

What I admired most about Kim----- was her passion to fight to get something for a patient, no matter what the circumstances. And, her easy going banter and ability to quickly develop trusting relationships with our diabetic patients. That is an amazing gift.

I enjoyed the sound of her laughter. Her ability to take things in stride. Her smile. Her beautiful eyes. The things we shared, including our love of Bhappy peanut butter !

She was loved, and she will be missed.
Sincerely,
Erica Klaw, Endocrinology PA

Kathleen Sims

November 20, 2018

I knew Kim from coming into the Bank (First Suburban National Bank) she was always friendly and smiling . From all of us at the Bank (Seaway) you will be missed.

Jennifer Saba

November 19, 2018

Kim was an amazing woman in so many ways. When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 30, I was devastated. I don't know how I would have made it through the first few months without Kim's guidance and practical wisdom. I will miss seeing her beautiful face when I go to Northwestern for my regular Diabetes care checkups. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.