Athelene Callahan, 93, of Butlerville, passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at her residence.
Born October 1, 1927, in Slemp, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Daw and Vina (Ison) Callahan.
Athelene was a 1946 graduate of Viper High School in Hazard, Kentucky and attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. She worked as a schoolteacher and telephone operator in Kentucky and had worked locally for the former Cardinal Grill in North Vernon. She was a former member of Old Regular Baptist Church in Cornettsville, Kentucky. Athelene enjoyed quilting and sewing.
Athelene is survived by her niece, Elaine (Carl) Shepherd of Butlerville; sisters, Bertha (Lawrence) Duncan of Bedford, Virginia and Stella Crabtree of Dayton, Ohio; and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers and their spouses, Coleman and Eloise Callahan and Ernest and Shirley Callahan.
A funeral service for Athelene will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with Gerald Caudill officiating. Family and friends may call at funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
Memorials may be may in honor of Athelene through the funeral home to Mercy Rescue and Adoption Inc.
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