Edna Freida Fuchs, 84, of Normangee left this world for her eternal home Saturday, July 23. Services were held Tuesday, July 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Normangee at 10:30 am. Bro. Richard Prather will be presiding. Visitation was held Monday, July 25, from 6 to 8 pm at the Cozart Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery near Normangee. Funeral services are entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home of Normangee.

Edna Freida Rustenbach was born January 4, 1927 in Galveston, Texas. She grew up in Cypress and married her husband Frank Fuchs at the age of fifteen. Frank William “Bubba” and Edna Fuchs were married 46 years and have been blessed with two children. Edna or “Nannie” as some knew her loved to sew, cook, dance and just enjoy life. She was an active member in the FUMC for many years and loved to attend Bible Studies. Mama Fuchs was devoted to her family and her friends and had a special fondness for Christmas and the cards she would get from everyone. During her sixteen month illness she has been a tower of strength. She took each day as it came and from the diagnosis she said that she was ready the minute The Lord wanted her. Her family rejoices today that she is in Heaven with a new body that is free of any pain. Her advice is to not weep for her but to remember something she said or did to make you laugh.

Edna was preceded in death by both her parents John and Emily Rustenbach; and her husband Frank William Fuchs.

She is survived by her children; daughter Mary Fuller and husband Calvin of Normangee; a son Frank William II “Billy” Fuchs and wife Debra of Brady; four grandchildren Melinda Swearingen and husband Rex of Normangee; Bo Emley and wife Jennifer of Flynn; Cody Fuchs and wife Leigh Ann of Brady; and Stormy Jo Fuchs of Brady and Hunstville; and four great grandchildren Cole Swearingen, Lariat Emley, Ty Emley, and Rustyn Fuchs; and one more on the way Charli Jo Fuchs due in November.

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  1. Aunt Edna has always been a part of my life–for almost 68 years. The wonderful memories I have of her, especially in my senior years those times she shared with my Mother, Tena Fuchs Hollis, are worth more than gold. I am blessed to have treasure from Aunt Edna and Uncle Bubba in the form of a beautiful silver and gold belt buckle they bought for me in 1949. Aunt Edna laughed with us, talked seriously with us, shared with us, and she blessed us. God bless her precious soul, and God bless every member of her family. “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.” Love from nephew Harold Hollis

  2. One of a kind lady. Made this stray feel at home-even made pulling feathers out of show chickens fun!

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