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Name: Elizabeth A. Engle Gomen
Spouse: Francis P. Gomen (Nickname = Frank)
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Birthdate: August 13, 1924   
Date of Death: December 9, 2006  

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Elizabeth A. Gomen, 82, a former resident of Fort Wayne, died at 3:10 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn where she had been a resident for the past three months.

She was born August 13, 1924 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County a daughter of Elmer and Mazzie (Fisher) Engle. She graduated from Columbia City High School. Class of 1943

On February 15, 1945 she enlisted in the United States Army Women's Corp., serving as a medical technician during World War II. She was honorably discharged September 5, 1945.

On April 6, 1946 she was united in marriage to George "Bob" Malone. They made their home in the Columbia City area and South Whitley. Mr. Malone died May 13, 1978.

In 1980 she was united in marriage to Francis P. "Frank" Gomen. They made their home in Fort Wayne and Colorado. Mr. Gomen died in 1985. In 1989 she returned to Fort Wayne.

Her employment included General Electric, Alcoils, Viking and Strouse's Mens Wear.

She was a member of American Legion Post #98.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Carol Mott of Fort Wayne and Nancy (Ronn) Hanman of Jackson, Michigan; four step children, Margie (Jim) Daniels of Churubusco, Frank (Sandy) Gomen of Fort Wayne, Joseph (Kathy) Gomen of Houston, Texas and Christine Gomen of San Diego, California; four grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ross Engle, Dalton Engle and David Engle and a sister, Iris Watson.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with Rev. J. Phillip Blake officiating. The burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Humane Society of Whitley County or donor's favorite charity.
Last Updated: 12-12-2006 Alumni ID: 12025
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