July 23, 1975 ~ May 12, 2019

Born in: Akron, Ohio
Resided in: Arden, NC

Patience Koehl Seigler, 43, of Arden, NC, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.

A native of Akron, OH, Patience is survived by her father, Frank Bradshaw and his wife, Patricia, and her mother, Denise Merickel Forehand and husband Wayne. Patience is also survived by a sister, Cara Pappas; brothers, Tsgt. Matthew Forehand and Benjamin Cheek; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces, and those whom she considered her children, her Kindergarten Class at Avery’s Creek Elementary.

Patience was a member of the National Honor Society, and a teacher at Avery’s Creek Elementary School.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. David McCanless on Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, 97 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Funeral Mass: May 18, 2019 10:00 am

Basilica of St. Lawrence DM
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I was in Ms. Seigler’s first ever class at Avery’s Creek Elementary thirteen years ago, when she taught second grade. I loved her so much. She was one of the best teachers I ever had the privilege to learn from. She was fiercely dedicated to all of her students, and made each and every one of them feel special and important. Ms. Seigler was also one of my biggest supporters. Second grade was the year I discovered my love for theatre, and Ms. Seigler was so supportive of my want to be an actor. She even wrote in my yearbook to make sure to thank her in my Oscar or Emmy acceptance speech! I went back visited my former teachers every year Avery’s Creek, including the year I was off to college, and the visit to her classroom was very special because she always wanted to know how I was doing and what show I was doing next. She also made sure to clarify that “a Tony award is good too!” Her support of me was so needed at my young age, and now I’m going into my senior year of college studying musical theatre, and will be moving to New York City in January to pursue my dream! She was an exceptional woman, and I can never repay her for the profound impact she had on my life. And, of course, she will be in my acceptance speech.

  2. Patience, I will miss our discussions and you telling me about your students. You were loved and will always be loved honey. My wish is that you knew that.
    ❤️ (Mom) Pat Bradshaw.

  3. Our prayers are with you all. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. While Patience and I were not close, she will always be my cousin and a loved part of my life. It had been years since her and I talked but we recently reconnected via Facebook. I will miss her and mourn the lost opportunity to get to know her better now that were both grown adults. Uncle Frank and Aunt Pat, words can’t express the sadness I feel for both of you. A parent should never have to endure such a loss. I wish I had the words to make it better or at least easier, but there are no words to even touch the heartbreak you are feeling. Please know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. Love you both!

  5. Our daughter, Sydney, is in Ms. Seigler’s Kindergarten class. We have had such a wonderful year of love and learning thanks to her!! She and Sydney had a special bond that we won’t forget! We’ll forever think of you fondly and know you’re looking down smiling!

  6. It is a time to honor your life that you touched many lives in a positive way towards making world for todays children, as well as, she is going on another journey that she is surrounded by love and great loving spirits at this time. You are in the land of Annwfyn for sure! Where it is the land of forever youth, music, and flagons of drinking! Cannot get better than that. She will meet many children there too, that is where her heart is. Love to her family!

  7. I’m thinking about you and your family .I met Patience several times , she was a joy to be around . I send you hugs and love .

  8. To the family of Patience, I am heartbroken to hear of the untimely death of Patience. She and I worked at Avery’s Creek for several years. She was a wonderful, and caring person, who will sadly be missed. May God Bless and comfort you during this time.

  9. Patience lived life to the fullest, every day she walked in the moment. She was always trying to improve herself, “I need to be better in this area,” or “ I need to do better at—-,”
    Patience has taught me a or about how I should live my life. I need to let my friends know how I feel about them (If you knew Patience, you knew she loved you!), I need to enjoy life (she was crazy…she did every thing ‘over-the-top’ to make the most of every situation, I need to constantly reflect on my life to see how I can make it better. Patience….thank you for being such an awesome friend and co-worker. I look forward to seeing you again in. Heaven. I will truly miss seeing your smiling face here on earth.

  10. Patience I miss you dearly! Not a day goes by that I keep hoping to see you in the halls or in your room at Acerys Creek. I will miss our conversations, going to the movies or out to eat. You always knew how to brighten everyone’s day. Rest in peace my friend and carry on with making people happy!


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