MEMPHIS — Edna Lee Bruch, 92, passed away April 9, 2019. She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Carroll County to Julian Lee Chatham and Edgie Beatrice Bloodworth Chatham.

She was a fourth-grade teacher for 26 years with Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools. She last taught at Gardenview Elementary. She loved gardening, cooking, reading cookbooks and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George Frederick Bruch Sr.; sister Hope Ellen Chatham King; and brother Ralph Kenneth Chatham.

She is survived by her children, Fred Bruch (Nikki), Claire Bruch-Penn (Dale), and Amy Bruch; grandchildren Michelle Bruch Bonilla (Nelson), Andrea Bruch and Preston Penn III; great-grandchildren Justin, Ryan, Dylan, and Raegan Bonilla; sister Eloise Alexander; and brothers Barry Chatham and Frank Chatham. She was loved and adored by her children, family and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, and funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m., all at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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