Lynn Allen Clapp

Born: Fri., Jun. 10, 1938
Died: Sat., Sep. 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 05, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Oct. 06, 2018
Location: Center Road Church of Christ

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Lynn Allen Clapp, 80, Greentown, passed away Saturday, September 29, in Century Villa Healthcare at 8:52 a.m.  He was born June 10, 1938, in Greenville, Ohio, to George and Verla (Brewer) Clapp. He graduated from Ansonia High School in Ansonia, Ohio, in 1956 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1960.  He farmed and was a farm worker during his high school and college years.

Mr. Clapp started as an electrical engineer in 1960 at Delco Radio Division, Kokomo, later becoming Delphi Automotive.  He served in the US Army Reserve in the early 60's, obtaining the rank of PV2.  He continued on at Delco and retired from Delphi in 2001 after 41 years of service. 

Lynn married Delora (Balsbaugh) Clapp in Mexico, Indiana, on September 25, 1966, and she survives. 
Lynn was an active member of the Center Road Church of Christ, Kokomo, where he  served as a deacon for many years.  He also enjoyed gardening and had an interest in farming. 

Surviving are his wife, Delora Clapp, Greentown; brother, Merrill Clapp of Rossburg, Ohio; daughter, Julie Horne and husband Peter of Rochester, NY; son, Terry Clapp of Kokomo; granddaughter, Sophie Horne of Rochester, NY; sister in law, Janita Beall of Kokomo; sister in law, Jo Ella Maugans and husband Connie of Kokomo; sister in law Marquita Tilden and husband  Dennis of Macy, IN; sister in law Crystal Jackson and husband Gerry of Ft Wayne, IN  along with many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in law and a nephew.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, October 5, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home in Greentown, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, preceded by an hour of visitation at 1:00 p.m. at Center Road Church of Christ 899 W. 300 S., Kokomo, IN, with Peter Horne officiating. Burial will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to Center Road Church of Christ, 899 W 300 S, Kokomo, IN, in lieu of flowers. 

Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main Street, Greentown, assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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Peggy Hollingsworth
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Delora and family -- It has been my pleasure to travel with the Journey Travel Club from Kokomo through the years. Often, on these excursions, one or more of the Balsbaugh sisters have been fellow travelers. I particularly recall the trip to the southern national parks about seven years ago when you and Lynn were part of the group. We enjoyed the spectacular views of Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. As we all tried to absorb the splendors of God's creation, I remember that Lynn was always one who displayed an extra measure of interest in the natural wonders we were exploring. Undoubtedly this curiosity stemmed from his scientific background and career. My sympathy to you in the loss of your faithful companion.

Jean Derr, Ansonia Class of 56
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
To Lynn Clapp's Family, We wish to extend our sympathy to all of you. Lynn was one of our faithful class members and we will miss him this year at our get-together. Lynn and I were one of 12 who went to Ansonia School together for all 12 grades. He will definitely be missed by all his remaining classmates.

Roland and Rose Mohsen
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
Thinking of all of you andvremembering our good times

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
Knowing there are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death, I extend my condolence to the family. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Clapp, reflect on the time when aging..., sickness..., death... and mourning will be no more! (Revelations 21:3,4) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29)
May God’s word bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead as we await the fulfillment of his promises.......

Rick Wagner
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
I worked with Lynn at Delco in the late '80's. I am so sorry for you loss. Lynn was a true gentleman.

Janet Burkhalter
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
We want to express our sympathy in Lynn's passing. We recall the number of years that you folks were our neighbors next door. Thinking of you at this time.

Myron and Kyle Mills
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Delora, we are very saddened to hear of Lynn's passing. Since we are both engineers, too, we always enjoyed chatting with Lynn about current technical topics at the family reunions throughout the years. He will be sorely missed. But, Lynn's struggles in this life are through, and he’s moved on to a better place. We hope things go as smoothly as possible for you and the family at this most difficult time. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.