Mrs. Edith Mae Risch, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011. Edith volunteered for DFACS and Meals on Wheels. She loved to read, cross-stitch, and work on jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Edith also loved music and dancing. She is survived by her sons Rick J. Risch of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and James R. Risch & Janna of Fox Point, WI; daughters Kathryn Ellen Risch & Albert Vitali of Gainesville, GA, and Rebecca Jo Stevenson & Phill of Flowery Branch, GA; brothers Bud Hunter and Duane Hunter of MN; sisters Viola Knott of CA, Isabella Jeske and Pearle Graphenteen of MN, Shirley Baer of OR; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity at 7049 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Rev. George Ivey will be officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Eagle Ranch, P.O Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502, 770-967-8500. She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald John Risch and parents Ed and Amanda Hunter and four siblings; Gladys, Virgil, Elmer, and Maxine. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.