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.