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Elizabeth (Bennett) Gomes

Elizabeth “Beth” Kaye Gomes, 65, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in her home.

Beth was born October 5, 1951 in Springfield, Missouri, to Cecil Paul and Wanda Bennett. Beth graduated from Cabool High School, where she was cheerleading captain and homecoming queen.

She was united in marriage to Paul Gomes on December 19, 1986, in Springfield. Beth worked for Loren Cook Company for 35 years. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, animals, and her trips to Las Vegas and her birthday trip to Paris. The greatest love of her life was spending time with her family, especially her baby boy Andy and her granddaughter, Addyson.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Gomes, Springfield; five children, Jennifer Grooms and husband Stacey of Republic, Missouri, Tammy Gomes of Republic, Paul Gomes II and wife Jessica of Willard, Missouri, Kimberly Gomes of Republic, and Andrew Gomes and wife Arika of Springfield; six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Emma, Hadie, Deysonn, Braelyn, and Addyson; four brothers, Bill Bennett, Jeff Bennett, Jason Bennett, and James Bennett; one sister, Kim Tyler; her father, Paul Bennett and wife Bonnie; her mother Wanda Bennett; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Beth’s life will be held, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with burial to follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Funeral services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite animal rescue organization.

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