Naomi L. Nulph, 99, of West Kittanning, passed away peacefully at Grey’s Colonial Acres on Monday, July 27, 2020, surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Cloyd A. and Bertha Kelly Wiles, she was born November 30, 1920, in Brady’s Bend, PA. Married to James Franklin Nulph, she was a homemaker and housewife. Active in her community, she was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Kittanning, as well as the VFW Ford City Women’s Auxiliary, Brady’s Bend Historical Society, and various other groups. An avid camper, Naomi enjoyed playing cards and celebrating birthdays with friends, knitting hats and booties for premature babies, reading books, doing puzzles, crocheting and quilting intricate gifts for friends and family, and spending time with her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1979; a son, Gary; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertrude (Edward) Donawitz, Meredith (Fred) Yount, Dorothy (Ralph) King; and four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ralph (Hazel) Wiles, Elmer (Blanche) Wiles, Earl (Alice) Wiles, and Francis A. Wiles. She was also preceded in death by an array of close friends, including her dear friend Raymond McAfoose. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David J. Nulph, and Greg A. (Marsha) Nulph; four grandchildren, Jessica Nulph and her husband Steven Pitcher, Alan Nulph and his wife Gwen, Kris Nulph, and Mathew Nulph and his wife Shelley; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany, Tyler, Bethany, Alana, Hunter, Max, and Vincent; a stepsister, Cleta McCormick; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friend, Peggy Patsy, with whom she spoke to almost daily while she was able.
Due to COVID-19, family and friends will be received in a socially distanced manner with masks or a facial covering at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 South McKean Street, Kittanning, PA on Thursday, July 30th from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend a socially distanced funeral and interment service at the Oak Grove Cemetery Pavilion at 2167 PA-268, Chicora, PA at 11 a.m. on Friday, officiated by Reverend Edward Walters.
The family wishes to thank the retired Reverend John Snyder, Diane Wolfe, Paula and all the staff at Grey’s Colonial Acres for the kindness they have shown over the years.
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