Official Obituary of

Betty J. "Sis" (Tyson) Vognetz

May 9, 1926 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Betty Vognetz Obituary

Betty J. "Sis" Vognetz, 97, a lifelong resident of Watsontown passed away Thursday, July 27, 2023 at Riverwoods, Lewisburg.

Born in Watsontown on May 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Paul Robbins and Grace (Robbins) Tyson Morrison.  On August 8, 1945 she married her high school sweetheart, Allen R. Vognetz, and they celebrated 54 years of marriage until his death on February 28, 2000.

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Watsontown High School.  She was employed at the former Wilson's Novelty Toy Company for many years and at the former Devitt's Camp Nursing Home earlier in her life, and later was a devoted babysitter for three generations of nieces and nephews.

She attended the Senior Action Center in Dewart, and was a former member of the Watsontown United Methodist Church since age 11.

She is survived by nieces and nephews:  Nancy Welliver, Lisa Gordner, Tim Welliver, Ashley Maietta, Brock Gordner, Caitlin Gordner, Drew Gordner, Jack Welliver, Libby Welliver, Grant Welliver, Ed Tyson, Tammy Johnson, Makenzie Welch, and Nicholas Johnson.

Preceding her in death besides her husband were two brothers: Robert L. Tyson and Edwin "Ned" Tyson.

A graveside service will be held in Watsontown Cemetery with her nephew, the Rev. Guy E. Tyson officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc., PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown.  To share a condolence or memory with her family, please visit


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