Audrey M. Seibert

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Roller Crouch Funeral Home
510 E. College Avenue
Batesville, AR  72501
Thursday, September 17, 2009
5 to 8 pm
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Church
First Presbyterian Church
775 E. Boswell
Batesville, AR  72501
Friday, September 18, 2009
3:30 pm
Cemetery
Russell Heights
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Jackson, MO  63755
Memorial Contributions
Batesville Help and Hope
2622 E. Main St.
Batesville, AR  72501
Audrey M. Seibert

of Batesville, AR

March 10, 1927 - September 12, 2009

Audrey M. Seibert, 82, of Batesville, died Saturday, September 12, 2009.
She was born March 10, 1927 in Williford, Arkansas and was the daughter of Hiram Cleveland and Rothie Enid (Soper) Martin. She was a school teacher and librarian for 40 years in the Batesville School System. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Batesville, she served as deacon, elder and Clerk of the Session. She graduated from High School at Harding Academy in Searcy. She received a Bachelor's degree from Arkansas College and a master's degree from George Peabody in Nashville, TN. She was very active in her professional organization, the Arkansas Education Association. She chaired many state committees, served as a member of the Board of Directors, and attended several National meetings.
Audrey is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Seibert of Batesville; three sisters: Virginia Moser of Batesville, Geneva Waldrop of Easley, South Carolina, and Doris Taylor of Batesville.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Seibert; and six brothers: Paul Martin, Jack Martin, Dick Martin, Edwin Martin, Orfa Martin and H. C. Martin, Jr.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville with Bob Cox and Leslie Roper officiating.
Burial will be at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, Missouri at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Doug Lee, Alan Bufford, Steve Bell, David Bell, Rick Reed, Adam Harkey, Phil Crites, David Baxter, and David Carpenter.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Bob Walton, Dr. Bob Slaughter, Dr. David Allen and Dr. Robert Craig.
Memorials may be made to Batesville Help and Hope, 2622 E. Main St., Batesville, AR 72501


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61 Condolence(s)
Grant Williams
Harrison, AR
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Patricia, I happened to look at the obituaries on line, from my hometown. You do not know me, but I knew your mother. You were only a little girl when she mentioned you in class. A typing class at BHS, in 1969 -the first graduaing class from the "new" high school. I recall your name as she spoke about her daughter . She e was such a memorable character with her humer. I too have taught high school now for 32 years myself, and I will sometimes quote her to my students , saying the same words she spoke to us...and telling them of this nice funloving woman I used to have when I was in school. (and I put the inflection in my voice the way she spoke, I trust you remember, you never forget som persons voice) ... and she would say to us "you bunch of idiots" . . and we just loved it. It is a little late for my condolances, but I want you to know how much I liked your mother, and when I am done with my career in teaching, I want to have had as much fun with my students -as she has with us. Dr. Mark Williams is my brother, who still lives in Batesville if you happen to know him.
SIncerely, Grant Williams

Joline Burrow
DESHA, AR
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In our prayers

JAN QUALLS
DESHA, AR
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

She was the best teacher in the world

Mary (Snapp) Matthews
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Patricia,
There are so many important things that can be said about good teachers, and every one of them is true about your mom...such a great person and friend to so many...she made you think, and laugh out loud, she was a dandy.
We were all so lucky to have known her. Thanks for sharing such a great lady with us!
Love,
Mary (Snapp) Matthews




Janie Weaver Prichard
Benton, AR
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Patricia, God Bless and Comfort you and the family during this difficult time. Ms. Seibert was a wonderful Teacher and human being. She touched many lives and left wonderful lasting impressions with her students. She certainly did with me and we all truly loved her very much. You are in my prayers.
Janie

Phylis Robertson Bratton
Hot Springs, AR
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mrs. Seibert was my favorite teacher. She was a sparkling light and will be misssed. Our lossw is Heavan's gain.

John and Anita Heuer Baker
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I sit here and look at this picture and realize that she is still as pretty as my mom was four years ago when I lost her. They always had a big smile for everyone.

I grew up knowing your mother and dad through my parents, Don and Carol Heuer. Audrey and Mom went to AC together, and I think they grew up together. I feel as if she has always been very important to my life. Now she is in heaven and boy will the stories be told and songs be sung.

Every chance I got I would try to come and see you and your mom after I graduated in 1967. I always hated to leave because she made it so enjoyable.

She has never been far from my mind all these years.
Our prayers, love, and thoughts are with you. If you ever need anything please feel free and contact me.

We love you Audrey.

Gina Robertson
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mrs. Seibert was one of a kind and she will be sorely missed.

Richard Hutchinson
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

You have my thoughts and prayers. I will very much miss Audrey. Her dedication and commitment to teaching and to the Association, as well as her wonderful sense of humor, are the things I will always most remember about Audrey.

Patti Hudson
Batesville, AR
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I had the pleasure this summer of meeting this sweet woman. My aunt was in rehab with her at WRMC. I am so sorry for your loss. I could tell immediately that she was definitely one of a kind.

Laura (Martin) Anderson
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Seibert! She was my typing teacher at BHS. She would be very surprised to know I actually can type 60 wpm now! She was a wonderful teacher and made learning fun in her class. Patricia, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

In Christian Love,
Laura (Martin) Anderson
BHS Class of 1986

Bob Stobaugh
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In 1977 I began my first year in high school. I first met Mrs. Seibert when I started my typing class and then later with the yearbook staff. There were several memorable things about Mrs. Seibert but one of the most important is that she taught me how to laugh. No matter what life brings me, she taught me that laughter is the best medicine. Even today I challenge my co-workers to laugh about something everyday.
I believe Mrs. Seibert also was the first person that respected her students as adultswhich made me realize that I was not only entering high school, I was beginning a new phase of my life as an adult. She made that transition so much easier for all of us.

I was so lucky to be the same age as her daughter. I can remember when Patricia and I took music lessons together in the 2nd and 3rd grades. We were both teachers kids and we started out in kindergarten and even ended up at the same college. Being friends with Patricia was wonderful.. but it even had an added bonus because we got to see more of Mrs. Seibert.

Ive thought about her a lot over the years and I cant count the times I could hear her say you donkeeeeey!!!
Thanks Mrs. Seibertfor having such a huge impact on my life. Thanks for teaching us such great life lessons.

Bob Stobaugh Little Rock, AR

Bill Goodin
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Audrey was an exceptional woman, teacher, mother, witty lover of people, and devoted christian. She will remain an example of love and encouragement to me. I was most fortunate to have known her.

Pheoba
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A truly one of a kind!! One of a very few select persons with a gift so special like hers, that memories will live on.

Ginger Bill Monts
Texarkana, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Audrey will be missed by all who knew her. She had a way of making everyone laugh and be light hearted even in the most serious of situations. It didn't mean that whatever the discussion was not serious to her, but that she influenced people in a suttle way of her sincere humor and kindness. Never one to make anyone feel uncomfortable. She treated allmembers of the AEA with respect.When I say everyone I mean it! Not all in our Association is capable of reaching across the Certified and Educational Support Professionals lines like she did. It was her ability as a true teacher that she taught us all. This tribute is sent with utmost love and respect.
Ginger Bill Monts

Greta Seward
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia, we were so very sorry to hear about Audrey's death. Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. She did so much for the students of BHS and for Arkansas teachers that people will never really know. I wasn't blessed with having her as a teacher, but Gene has told me "Ms. Seibert stories" as long as I have known him.

Your parents are now together again, after so long apart. God Bless you.

Jeannie Smith Sade
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia you know how much Audry meant to me. She has a very special place in my heart!!

Jeannie, Donkey, class of 1984.

Debi Davis
Hot Springs, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of Audrey's passing. You both
have been in my thoughts and prayers. I have lost
both parents also. With each passing day, your
cherished memories will become more and more
important. They will sustain you and remind you.
With love and sadness.

Greg Snodgrasd
Kearney, MO
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Always loved and repected her. I admired her the most of all my high school teachers.. Clas of 1971

Beth Edrington McEver
Fayetteville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I really loved her. I always looked forward to her class. I love to tell my three boys
Mrs. Seibert stories. I will never forget one of her favorite sayings
You are no bunny until some bunny loves you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I will never forget your mom.

Beth

Heather (Magouyrk) Pratt
Lowell, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mrs. Seibert was such an awesome lady! Some of my best hours of high school were spent as one of her library aides my sophomore and junior years. She always made you feel like you had such potential. I'm sorry I missed her on Facebook. I bet she was a riot. The world won't be the same with out her, and Heaven will be even better with her. Patricia, you and your family are in my prayers.

With Deepest Sympathies,
Heather (Magouyrk) Pratt
BHS Class of 1994

Shelly Huff Middleton
Cave City, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There are so many wonderful memories I have of Mrs. Seibert!!!! She encouraged me in so many ways. I never would have ran for FBLA President without her. She told me I could do it, and she was right. I loved the parades... who could forget her sitting on top of Ronnie Clouses' car dressed as the sherrif from Smokey and the Bandit!!!!!!!! We loved you Mrs. Seibert!!! You are in the hearts of BHS students everywhere!!!!!.. Patricia, you are in my thoughts and in my prayers!

Mike and Sue Harmon
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia, your mother left all of us with some speical memories. My husband, Mike and I graduated the Batesville High School class of '68. We are so glad you brought her to part of our class reunion last year. She was a very speical lady. All our sympathy. Mike and Sue Harmon

Donita (Huff) Beard
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia: I was so sad to here about Mrs. Seibert passing. She was one of my favorite teachers in High School. Whenever I see a snicker bar it has always made me think of her. She was such a good teacher, but also a person that always made you feel good about your self. Patricia , you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Donita

Todd, Resa & Stephanie Bolin
Batesville, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We are sorry for your loss.
In Sympathy

Brenda (McClure) Terral
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patricia, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I know God must be laughing with your Mom right now. She was one of my favorite teachers. I have many fond memories from her class. She was one of a kind and I know will be missed.

Tammy Melton Davis
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia Ann--My heart goes out to you in such a time of great loss. Your momma was a very wonderful teacher, my favorite of all. She taught us so much more than typing, she taught us about life and how to always laugh about everything. She was always for her students and was such a great friend. We were all donkeys and knew for a fact that she loved cinnamon rolls, as long as we knew and accepted that we would pass her classes. God forbid that you pull your paper out of a typewriter without pushing the paper release button first ! My heart is with you as well as my prayers during this time of such sorrow! The world has really lost a great person! I am sure that she is watching all the goings on from heaven right now! Love ya! Tammy

fWilsene Moody
Shelbyville, TN
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Monday, September 14, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Seibert was one of my favorite teachers. I will miss her. Wilsene Moody

Julie Hughes Reves & Eddie Reves
Sherwood, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia, to say that your Mom was a great lady is an understatement. She was the best teacher, mentor, and role model that I knew. She used a perfect mix of gruffness (which was only on the surface) and humor toward those of us lucky enough to be her students. We will never forget her, and hope that you are comforted by the fact that many people are mourning along with you. You are definitely in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Nix
Benton, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

I was sorry to hear of Audrey' passing. We had good times with association activities. She will be missed. Barbara Nix

Steve Drazsnzak
Fayetteville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

I was so sorry to hear of our loss. I really loved and admired Audrey. She did so much for the teachers of Arkansas and she will be sorely missed by her AEA family.

carol board
batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia: I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death.
I will truly miss her witty sayings and the things she related that she had said or done. She was certainly a wonderful person, teacher and mother. We are praying for you.
Love, Carol, Veryl and the rest of the Boards

June Price Jeffries
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Dear Dear Mrs. Seibert, I was just telling someone a few days ago, one of the great stories about you from high school. You were a great teacher and a wonderful person. You will be missed by many, but you will stay in our hearts.

Jennifer (McDoniel) Hughes
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was one of my favorite high school teachers. Her legacy will live on in all the students lives she touched. May you find solace in the wonderful memories you have of her.

Class of 1988

Mark Shreve
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia you are in my thoughts during this difficult time, but I am sure is in a much better place and my world was a better [lace because of your Mother. God Bless You.
Mark

Sue Smith
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

I first met Audrey when I was a student teacher at Batesville High School in 1970. One day I was asked to substitute for her when she needed to be away for a couple of hours. Substitute for Audrey??? There could be no substitute for her! In my teaching career and retirement every hour spent with Audrey was delightful. A wry statement and those twinkling eyes brightened the day of anyone who came in contact with her. Although she's missed already, we all can remember an Audrey story that will make us smile when we think of her.

Greg Golden
Little Rock, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patricia - My condolences for your loss. Your mother was my all-time favorite teacher, a wonderful role model, mentor and friend during my high school years in Batesville. During my school years, I saw her encourage and impact the lives of numerous fellow students. She was truly a person whose life had meaning, and she meant so much to so many.

Rosann Marshell Weitkamp
Paragould, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Ms Audrey was just a wonderful teacher and such a good friend to me when I was at Batesville High School. She taught me so much that has helped me throughout my entire life. I owe her a debt of gratitude. She was a very special friend. I noticed on Facebook that she was not doing well. My condolences to you Patricia.

Dustin & Jesica Bishop
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Ms. Patricia,
Words can not express our sympathy but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that we can do please let us know.

Sarah Smith
Augusta, GA
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Audrey was a very special friend when we (Harold & I) lived in St. Louis and we were all at Third Baptist Church. We have kept up with each other over the years by Chrisitmas cards and notes and some phone calls. We last visited with Patricia and Audrey at Branson some years ago. Patricia, we loved your mom very much. We will be praying for you at this very difficult time.

Robert Burns
, AR
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Its been nearly 30 years since I first sat in the back of a classroom filled with unfamiliar machines and blankly stared at the mass of keys in front of me. But just this past summer, when a friend commented on my abilities as a typist, it was as though that moment were the day before. I paused for a split-second, closed the laptop computer in front of me, and briefly smiled to myself. Turning to my friend, I said Let me tell you about my high school typing teacher.

Im no expert on the history of words, but it seems reasonable to me that the expression roar with delight must have its origins in one of Audrey Seiberts classrooms. I am absolutely sure that nothing makes me laugh harder than does retelling my account of 5 high school kids tying a Christmas-bow-clad, madly-honking goose to their teachers porch and then running as fast as they could into a cold Arkansas night.

Im very grateful that I knew Audrey Seibert not only for the skills that I learned in her classroom, but also for the laughter that will span my lifetime.

Sid Johnson
Fort Smith, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dear Audrey,
It is with a heavy heart that I talk to you this last time. It is so sad because this is the only time I ever talked to you that I was not bending over with laughter about something we had shared. Mostly, it was about something that had happened to you. You were/are always a bright spot in the lives of those who have known you. You contributed to the well being of all of those with whom you came in contact. What more could any person ask for in this life than to know that one lived life to the fullest and made this world such a better place for having lived on it?
We will miss you so much at the AEA and all those special ways that you helped us. We will remember you for all the things you said, all the things you did, but ,mostly we will remember you for the way you made us feel. Thank You, my special friend.
We thank you, too, for Patricia. She will miss you terribly, Because she comes from such a great lineage, and since you have taught her so well, she will continue to make you so proud of her.
Good bye, Audrey, and get busy now telling God a story. You know he has such a great sense of humor. After all, He made you and me. Love, Sid Johnson, Fort Smith

Joanie Younger
Pleasant Grove, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia...I never met your Mom in person, but I feel like I knew her from working with Tammy Melton Davis...She speaks of her so often...Reading all the comments on Facebook, too, I know she had to be a wonderful person...Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time...

Joanie Younger

Joanie Younger
Pleasant Grove, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia...I never met your Mom in person, but I feel like I knew her from working with Tammy Melton Davis...She speaks of her so often...

Mary Jackson Pitts
Jonesboro, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia: Praying that you feel God's arms wrapped around you. Your mom left a teaching and life legacy. Beyond all the many things your mother did for her students, school and community, one of her greatest gift to us was was her daughter.
May God be with you.
Mary Jackson Pitts

Melanie Kerr Kettner
Bentonville, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ms. Audrey,

You were the best! I will miss you and thank you for your wonderful smile and ability to forget anything when handed a Snicker's Bar!

Melanie

Ray Hodges
Batesville, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

I was a former student of Mrs. Seibert. We all shared many great times and many laughs in her class. She had a great influence on my life and was one of the best teachers at BHS. She will be missed greatly. I will miss her "goose and donkey" Rest in peace, Mrs. Seibert.

Theodora Hightower
Batesville, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia I didn't know of Audrey's death till I got to Church this morning. WHat a loss and she will be missed by all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love,
Theodora

REX BRIGHTWELL
BATESVILLE, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mrs. seibert u will truly be missed. i know over the years u touched so many hearts. but the man above has you in his arms above. i will miss u Mrs. Seibert God bless and rest in peace.......

Harold Wallin
Marked Tree, AR
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia, I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Audrey was so good to me when I taught at Batesville High School. I taught in many schools in several states but there was never another Ms. Audrey Seibert. I will always remember her. Coach Wallin

Coletta Jones Otto
Henderson, NV
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patricia, It has been a long time. I just happen to read about this on facebook. Your mother was a lady with the biggest heart and open generousity of anyone that I know. As a teacher and friend she will always remain in my heart as a lady with the best come back jokes and statements of all time. She will sorely be missed

Nancy Britton
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patricia, I've been reading postings on Facebook by many of your mother's former students. They all remember her with such love and joy! What a wonderful legacy for a teacher. We'll all remember you in our prayers.

Gina Wingo
Marion, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patricia,
My love and prayers for you. Your mom was a wonderful teacher and dear friend to us all. How would we have made it thru BHS without her to make us laugh and give a a nudge at the same time.
Grace and Peace, Gina Mc.

Nita Felts
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Well, Audrey and Nita have had their last conversation about Macbeth and other works of literature, and she's not pouting because I knew the answer to a crossword entry before she did. So many years of working and playing together have come to an end, but the memories are not fading. Teach on, Audrey.
Patricia, I'm here for you.

Phyllis Russell
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patricia, I am so very sorry for your loss. Ms. Audrey was a very special woman. I loved having her as my teacher; she was always a "cut-up", but you learned so much. She was well respected. Phyllis Russell

Mary Ann Marshall
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patricia, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I really thought so much of your mother and all the times that she called me "You Big Dummy". I truly treasure the last time that I talked to her. She was a very special lady. I know what you are going through having just lost my dad. If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call me at any time. Love, Mary Ann Marshall

Amy Pinkston
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ms. Patricia, I am so sorry for your loss. Lance and I are thinking of you and praying for you. I know that it must be so difficult. If there is anything you need or that we can do, please let us know. We love you! Lance and Amy Pinkston

Ronnie Clouse
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

I will miss you Audrey. I bet there's a great big Sweden Creme hamburger up there with your name on it. ....And a snickers bar. I love you.

Steve and Ellen Case
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

What a beautiful lady! we wil miss her so much. Patricia, we are thinking and praying for you and the family. Love you, Steve and Ellen

Judy Gunter-Altom
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dear Patricia, Words can not express my sympathy for you. You and your mother were two peas in a pod. I loved having your mom as a teacher but she was much more than that.she was a friend. May God bless and comfort you.

Ruth Kent Cook
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Patricia, I am so thankful for the time Audrey and I spent together the last 2 years. We laughed about the good times, cried together over the sad times and didn't talk when Days of Our Lives was on. We worked so hard on the crossword puzzles every day. I feel like I have lost another mother, but am so happy she is no longer suffering. She held on for so long because she loves you so much. You know where I am when you need me.