Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Vivian L. Houk, 74

Vivian L. Houk, 74, of Ellport passed away on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at the UPMC Jameson Hospital in New Castle.

Vivian was born on January 27th, 1948 in Hayward, California the daughter of the late Frank E. and Dorothy (Rodgers) Inman. She had graduated from Laurel High School with the class of 1968. For many years Vivian worked for Fashion Bug as a manager at the Franklin Plaza, Shenango Mall, and the Beaver Valley Mall sites. Most recently she was a well-known cashier at Busy Beaver in the Franklin Plaza. Vivian enjoyed crafting, painting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Misty (Randy) Wilson of Butler, sons Arthur Joseph DeSalvo of Ellwood City, Jonathan (Machelle) Houk of Portersville, and Dan (Karen) Houk of Jefferson Hills, grandchildren Krystyna (Joe) Celender Tyler DeSalvo, Kirsten Wilson, Matthew Wilson (Mara Shank), Keely Crile (Lynzie), Ayden Schott, Jonah Houk, Lylah Houk, Hunter Houk, Barrett Houk, and Aubreanna Houk, and great-grandchild Parker Keller. She is also survived by her sisters Vikki (Fred) Inman Brewer of New Jersey, Sara (George) Murdock of New Castle, and Linda Inman also of New Castle, and her lifelong friend Mary Ann Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Arthur J. DeSalvo, and former husband Ronald A. Houk.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1-3 pm and 5 pm until the time of the service at 7 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc with Pastor Ron Schermerhorn officiating.

Memorial contributions in Vivian’s name may be made to the American Heart Association.


  • Ayden Schott Posted October 3, 2022 3:28 pm

    I going to miss you, you will be in all of our hearts forever.

  • Kevin L Hamilton Posted October 5, 2022 5:56 am

    To Vivian’s family,

    We do not know one another but I want you to know that she was such a beautiful sweet lady whenever I would go into Busy Beaver.

    She always had a beautiful smile and friendly demeanor.

    Please keep a Faith in God and know that one day you will all be reunited with her again.

    Kevin L. Hamilton

  • Holly Cuspard Posted October 19, 2022 3:33 pm

    I have known Vivian for over 35 years and she was the sweetest person.
    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    God Bless

    Holly Cuspard

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