- Published: January 7, 2010
Vivian Tuttle died Friday, Dec. 11 after a brief illness. She was 98.
Vivian was born in Toledo. After graduating from high school, she went to school to study fashion design. She met her husband John Franklin Tuttle in 1938 at a May Festival Chorale in Cincinnati. He proposed to her during a choir rehearsal. Frank worked for Cincinnati Power Company and was a concert pianist. After raising her six children, Vivian went to nursing school at the age of 50. She was the oldest student, but graduated first in her class.
Vivian loved children, flowers, books, animals and people in general. She raised her sons, daughters and grandchildren with boundless love, and took great joy in the lives and interests of everyone she met. She loved to laugh and acknowledged that her coffee was probably the worst in this or any other universe.
Vivian was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Louise, her son, Joe Fredrick and her husband Frank.
She is survived by her children, Jon, Tom and Michael and Lori and Sparky. She was ever proud of her beautiful grandchildren and was blessed with great-grandchildren and many adoring friends, and a host of “adopted” kids of all ages.
Vivian also was the caretaker of a menagerie of loving pets including rabbits, banty hens, her cow Mamie, her Irish Setters Sparky and Colleen and many others.
Her family would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support that they have received. If a person’s worth is measured by how well he or she is loved by others, then Vivian was wealthy beyond words.