ASHEBORO, N.C. – Katie Bunch, a beloved 10th grade teacher at Asheboro high School, who had ovarian cancer has died.

She died Sunday, December, 10, according to her church Pastor, Linda Ferguson. Bunch was diagnosed Stage 4 in 2016.

Bunch was remembered by her loved ones and the community at a celebration of life service on Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Asheboro, her home church.

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In October, the church hosted a benefit and fundraiser to help Bunch and her family pay for the hefty medical expenses.

Her best friend Lindsay Cox described her as a dedicated member of the community.

“She’s an amazing teacher, she’s always the first one to step up and volunteer to help any organization, and any club, anyone really. She’s got a really big heart and people see that because she’s a genuine person,” Cox says about her best friend since they were 8 years old.

To continue that legacy, the family has started a memorial scholarship called the Katie Bunch Servant Leader Scholarship that will go to the Asheboro City Schools Education Foundation.

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