Reverend Lila J. Kulp

| April 5, 2019

Reverend Lila J. Kulp, age 82, of Knox, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at Clarion Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2019.

Born July 2, 1936, in Monroe, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Jennie Call Claypool.

She married Reverend Wayne A. Kulp on Nov. 24, 1952, and he preceded her in death Dec. 1, 2006.

Lila was the pastor of the Independent Assemblies of God in Knox.

She was a pilot and previously a paramedic for the Knox and Shippenville ambulance companies.

Survivors include a daughter, Ella Burris of Knox; three grandchildren: Robert, Scott and Christi; her ward, Stanley Whitling; a sister, Edie Barty and a brother, Les Claypool.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lila was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty J. Beck, Martha L. Altman and Judith A. Strotman; and a brother, Ralph Claypool.

Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Ave., Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Pastor Tony Collura officiating.

Interment will take place in the Venus Cemetery.

The family request that no flowers be sent due to severe allergies.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Lila J. Kulp to the Kirtland Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 108, Franklin 16323 or online at

Online condolences may be sent to Lila’s family at

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