Vivian Marie (Bates) Tullis 79, of Salem Twp., Salem, died at 9:01 AM Thursday at Salem Regional Medical Center.
She was born on November 18, 1934 in Salem, the daughter of the late John Glenn and Ada (Entrikin) Bates.
She was a lifetime area resident. She was employed at Leetonia Schools as a cook for 17 years. She had been a former piano teacher, church organist and a 4 H advisor.
She was a member of the St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ and a 50+ year member of the Perry Grange. A former member of the Salem Township Extension Group, Democratic Women’s Club and had worked for the board of elections.
She is survived by her husband, Richard whom she married on June 22, 1952, a son Larry R. (Diane) Tullis of Salem, a daughter Sherry (Richard) Huston of Salem, a brother Donald (Dottie) Tullis of Houston, Tx., five grandchildren, Mike (Steph) Huston and Matt Huston both of Boardman, Nathan (Mikayla) Huston of Wooster, and Nikki Huston of Salem, and Lance Tullis of Ohio State Univ., Columbus, one great grand child, Madison Huston of Boardman.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, 2 Pm at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greensien & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem, the Rev. Fred Lamb will be officiating. The burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2 Pm.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Memorial fund of the St. Jacob’s Church.