ELSIE PLOGIMON EDRIAL, age, 90 born in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, Philippines on February 20, 1932, a single mom, and a US citizen with residence in Romeoville, IL, had a share of family heritage: diabetes that eventually generated a cataract-glaucoma combination, a complication of heart and kidney failure, a mix of illnesses which brought her to the hospital a few times.
During her last entry to the hospital, when the doctors saw no further possibility of medical remedy, she was discharged and sent back home under hospice care for the next 8 days: an end-of-life stage that afforded her comfort and loving care of family, a grace-filled time for a review in gratitude of her 90 years of living, an opportunity for family members, relatives and friends to show their love and caring, a luxury of time for praying and bonding together, a visit and anointing by the Parish Pastor, Fr. Pat Mulcahy.
All these were blessings from God that prepared her for a more peaceful and happy death, a transition from the earth’s tent to a dwelling place in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1-2) where there will be no more tears and pain, sickness and death (Revelation 21:4), a life eternal in peace with and love of her Creator (John 1:3 and Genesis 1:27), Savior (Colossians 4:2-18) and Shepherd (Psalm 23) and Sanctifier (Galatians 5:16-23). The family prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet, endorsed her to the Triune God yesterday, the solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and she died today, June 13, the feast of St. Anthony de Padua, the patron of Sibulan, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Mama Else, as we fondly called her, was a good-hearted woman who had a sense of humor, a person whose joyful company always left a positive impact on those around her. She loved singing, dancing and cooking. She will also be remembered for her concern for cleanliness in the house, her being meticulous. She would always offer food to everyone and invite visitors to stay longer. She was a volunteer in the Parish of Our Lady of Pompei, in Chicago, when she was with her sisters for many years until joining her son and daughter-in-law in Romeoville. She was a devotee and member of the Divine Mercy Community (DMC).
She was the sixth of ten children of Jesus Edrial and Anatolia Plogimon. She died leaving behind her only son, Michael Edrial and daughter-in-law Eva, and grandchildren, John Michael and Ariana Nicole, and two sisters, Gabriela E. Cabilin (New Jersey) and Pacita E. Flores (Chicago).
Her nephews, nieces and their families, relatives and friends in the Philippines, Illinois, New Jersey, and Arkansas love her and will always remember their dear Mama Els.
Visitation: Thursday, June 16th 4:00-8:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 15219 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL 60540 (Corners of Rts. 30 and 59). Private viewing with family sharing will be at 3:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated by Fr. John Regan, on Friday, June 17th at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 Illinois Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544. Interment is private.
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Published by Overman-Jones Funeral Home on Jun. 14, 2022.