Rose Ann McLaughlin

Rose Ann McLaughlin went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. She was born Rose Ann Wangler on April 11, 1942 to John and Anna Hartman Wangler in Fort Worth, Texas. She was valedictorian of her senior class and achieved one of the highest scores ever on the CPA exam in the state of Texas. A member of Mensa for over 40 years, Rose Ann was a very loving and kind daughter, mother, and wife. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gordon F. McLaughlin and a brother, Ray Wangler. She is survived by her children, Terri Newsom and Lisa (Niles) Austin all of Romance, Arkansas and Chuck Newsom of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Wesley Austin of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Robby Newsom of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brother, Fr. Leonard Wangler of Subiaco, Arkansas and brother, Ron (Marie) Wangler of Arlington, Texas.

Rose Ann lived in Fort Worth until her retirement as a Certified Public Accountant at which time she moved to Romance, Arkansas to be closer to family.  She was a quiet, reserved, beautiful lady inside and out, who loved reading and owls.  She shared her great sense of humor with those around her.  She passed on that quick wit and humor to her middle daughter, Lisa, along with a love for animals.  To her son, Chuck, she gave her genes of good looks and sense of duty to country.  Her oldest daughter, Terri, received her gift of responsibleness and putting others first.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 7, 2022 in the chapel of Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas.

7 thoughts on “Rose Ann McLaughlin”

  1. Kids, even though I did not know your Mom, I know what it is to lose a Mom. You have my heartfelt sympathy and love. My prayers are with you as you go through this experience that you have never had before. There is just something about Mom that is different. Know I love you and wish I could help you during this time. One of your teachers and a friend for life. Chris Weems

  2. Beautiful and honest tribute to your amazing Momma. Thank you so so much for sharing her with me for many years, I love her like my own. I know the battle has been long and hard, but I’m confident she’s now rejoicing, reading and laughing, celebrating her freedom. God Bless her girls and family, love y’all!

  3. There are no words to ease the pain of us not having Ms Rose Ann with us here and now, but I know we will all see her again one day…full of life at Heaven’s gate. The time I spent with her, she made a lasting impression on my heart and taught me how to love selflessly. I didn’t know she was a CPA until reading this…such an amazing woman! I love you all so very much!

  4. I was blessed to know MOM for almost 20 years.
    Making dog cookies for Sue baby was probably my first memory.
    Our trip to Grand Forks, being a back seat driver, her first signs of Alzheimer’s.
    Staying with Mom is what I cherish the most. She loved riding in the gator to see the horses and cows.
    Her famous quote, “It sure is rough to be a dog”.
    Porch sitting with music playing had her tapping her toes.
    Our inside joke when I would style her hair, “it’s time to go juking mom” and her reply, ‘I don’t think so’.
    Car rides to take her to town and playing the letter game. She said words I never heard. Come to find out, she picked it up from a news cast.
    Trying to keep her mind sharp, using math, she was a wizard.
    Mom and I had a great together. I will truly miss our adventures.
    Her memory will always be with me.
    I love you gals; know she will always be with you!
    Your Sister….Joy

  5. Terri,

    We are so very sorry for you loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers.
    God bless you. Paula and Kyle Gean

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