Cimberli Kay “Cim” Tupps

Cim Tupps “grabbed life by the tail and swung it.” Her vitality for life and strong Christian convictions truly inspired others. Her strong faith in the Lord, coupled with her magnetic personality, gave her the perfect platform to share her many encouraging “God moments.”

Her most blessed “God moment” came Friday afternoon Dec. 16, 2016 in her Mansfield home, when surrounded by her family, the Lord called Cim into His presence. She was 52.

She was born July 7, 1964 to parents James Henery & Anna Mary (Henderson) Peterson in Mansfield. Cimberli graduated from Clear Fork High School with the class of 1982, and shortly after began working at Richland County Child Support Enforcement Agency, where she worked tirelessly for nearly 28 years. Cimberli embraced her job and was committed to seeing her client families receive due funds.

Meticulous in details, Cim had an incredible memory for dates. Her outspoken behavior and outgoing personality were endearing. And her zest for life led her to the extreme: Cim jumped out of a plane on her 50th birthday, and could be found parasailing, zip lining, and motorcycle riding. Her dream trip to Maui resulted in a bonding experience with whales! This life is a one-time gift and Cim used her’s well.

She is survived by her husband Thom Tupps; sisters Cathy Peterson-Ward and Cyndi (Tim) Peterson-Wellborn; brother-in-law Terry (his fiancée Terri Gale) Tupps; sister-in-law Tanya (Heather) Tupps-McClees; nieces and nephews Carrie (Pete) Ward-Rabquer, Mandi (Craig) Ward-Green, Christopher Coey, and Makayla Jean Tupps; great nieces and nephews Jacob David Green, Emalie Elaine Green, and Levi Jacob Rabquer; her pets Arthur, Teddy, Maggie, and Punkin; friends too numerous to name.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother James Henery Peterson Jr., and brother-in-law Dennis Ward.

Cimberli’s family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and bring or send to the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Cim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or watch her tribute video online at

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