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Erma L. Kulp, 99, Goshen, passed away Tuesday, July 18, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care, where she had been the last three years.
She was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Southwest, to Milo and Ella (Kauffman) Weaver.
She married Doyle Berry in April 1939 and later divorced.
On Oct. 9, 1959, she married Noah H. Kulp. He died March 8, 1996.
She is survived by four children, twins, Janis (Raymond) Yoder and Jeanette Huff-Hess, Joan (Jim) Kincaid and Marilyn (Al) Graber, all of Goshen; stepdaughter, Janice Rodgers, Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Madene Balsley, Bremen; and brother, Wayne (Nancy) Weaver, Elkhart.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen Loucks and Lois Stickel; two brothers, Eldon and Wilbur Weaver; stepson, Jimmie Kulp; and a stepgranddaughter.
A 1936 graduate of New Paris High School, Erma was a member of Goshen City Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed playing piano and organ, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, reading books and listening to books.
Erma lived in the area her entire life except for 20 years spent in Florida. She worked at Goshen Rubber for 21 years.
Friends may call Friday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be given to Greencroft Foundation or Goshen City Church of the Brethren.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 19, 2017
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