She was born Friday, February 19, 1937 in Coletown, OH, a daughter of the late Jack and Audrey (Marrick) Peters.
In addition to her parents, Athleen was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Buhrman in 2015; her brother, John Peters, and two sisters, Phyllis Overholser and Zona Bashore.
After raising four boys, Athleen returned to nursing school and became an LPN and retired from the Brethren's Retirement Community after 20 years of service. She loved to crochet and provided numerous afghans to her family. She and Robert enjoyed traveling after they retired. She was a devoted wife and loving mother.
Athleen is survived by her four sons, Rob (Tammy) Buhrman of Milton, FL, Randy (Annette) Buhrman of Englewood, OH, Ron (Mindy) Buhrman of Arcanum, OH, and Rod (Stephanie) Buhrman, Port Orchard, WA; 12 grandchildren, Jessica Buhrman of Dayton, OH, Amanda Buhrman of Union, OH, Dustin Buhrman of Denver, CO, Kayla Taylor of Franklin, OH, Nic Buhrman of Beavercreek, OH, Parker Buhrman of Arcanum, OH, Josh Buhrman of Tampa, FL, Amber Elliott of Tampa, FL, Curtis Buhrman, Jacob Buhrman, Ben Buhrman, and Abby Buhrman all of Port Orchard, WA; and 8 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Castine Church of the Brethren in Arcanum with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.
Family and friends may visit Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to: State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com
Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes