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Shirley Louise Vognet, age 95

Shirley Louise Vognet, age 95, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2023 in Austin, Arkansas. She was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1927 to the late Ocean D. Newcomer and Bessie Jarrett Newcomer.

Shirley was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved to bowl and was always very proud of her faith in the Lord. She was a life-long member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She was retired from Williamsport Area School District after 40 tears as a secretary.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Franklin L. Vognet; her brother W. Stanley Newcomer; and her sister Betty Picking.

She leaves behind her two sons Larry Vognet and his wife Kim and F. Michael Vognet; five grandchildren Michelle Mace, Laura Farnsworth, Curtis Vognet, Christopher Vognet, and Brian Vognet; six great-grandchildren; one-great-great-grandson; and many more friends and extended family.

A family hosted memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Jeff and Kim Payne Posted September 23, 2023 2:51 PM

    Shirley was a wonderful woman who Jeff and I have many great memories of. She has been a wonderful best friend to Jeff’s mom, Betty.

  • Betty Kaufman Posted September 23, 2023 2:57 PM

    I lost the dearest,closest friend I ever had. Shirley and I used to spend every summer together going to the beach and always had a great time.

  • Patty Munro Lewis Posted September 29, 2023 5:39 AM

    When I was in grade school at Sheridan elementary school, Mrs Vognet was the Secretary there. I remember like it was yesterday! She was a wonder lady and my mother, the ” lunch lady” just loved her also! I have thought about her over the years especially the picture I drew for her of a school, children and a play ground, and she hung it in the office. I’m so sorry for your loss but it is Mrs Vognet’s gain to be with the Lord!

  • Connie Deer Reed Posted September 29, 2023 10:34 PM

    Larry and family:
    I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She and my mom worked together for many years at the school district and were good friends. She always called me when she needed a bowler to sub. I was always fond of your parents. They are finally together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jim & Judy Mace Posted October 2, 2023 8:45 AM

    She was one of the few remaining that still had basic common sense and high standards, which is greatly lacking these days. We’ll miss her and have her in our prayers.

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