ELSIE ANN CONDARCO, 72, of Arcola, IL formerly of Celina, TN passed away at 7:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Arcola, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. Father Angel Sierra will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
Elsie was born on April 10, 1950, in Hardinsburg, KY. She was a daughter of Thomas Owen and Mary Rachel (Arms) Smith. She married Tomas Pena Martinez, he survives.
Other survivors include four children, Tito (Terri) Condarco, Jose (Karen) Condarco, Maria Cristina (Rey) Vega, and Romana Smith (fiancé Mason Dare), fifteen grandchildren, James Thomas, Steven Thomas, Alex Condarco, Jose Condarco, Yesenia Condarco, Reyli Vega, Vanessa Condarco, Ronaldo Vega, Briseida Condarco, Jayden Smith, Ke'din Smith, Wylin Smith, Zanden Smith, Quinson Dare, and Elizabeth Dare; six great-grandchildren, Isaac Thomas, Micah Thomas, Aubree Condarco, Jaylah Condarco, Remmie Condarco, and Evelyn Hernandez. Elsie is also survived by five siblings, Ruby Jane Decker of Sarasota, FL, Donald Smiley of Arcola, IL, Mary (Robert) Stewart of Hugo, Judy Ashley of Celina, TN, and Wayne Smith of Kemp, IL.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Owen and Mary Rachel Smith, a daughter, Gwynda Lucas, and siblings, Voncille Hudson, James Thomas Smith, John Allen Smith, and Earl Smiley.
Elsie was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. She worked as a cook for many years, having worked as a cook at the Pizza Corner, Casey’s, and the Border Alley all in Arcola, IL. She was also an in-home care giver for Alma Harshbarger for many years.
Elsie liked to dance and sing karaoke. Her favorite thing to do, was to simply spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.