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“She always had a deep caring warm smile, so nice to see her at church and work. So sorry for her family and friends. ”
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“Everyone loved you because you loved everybody, always one of my favorite sister-in-laws, REST IN PEACE ELVIRA ”
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STERLING – Maria Elvira Leal, 77 died Friday November 20, 2020 at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on July 20, 1943 in Edinburg, TX the daughter of Valentin and Maria (Corpus) Plata. She married Rudolfo "Rudy" Leal on May 9, 1964 in Aurora. She was employed at CGH Medical Center in the laundry for 9 years. Maria was a member of St. Mary Church. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and a CUBS fan. She liked to crocheting, camping and spending time with her grandchildren. Maria had a generous giving heart always helping other.

Survivors include her husband, Rudy; her children: Rudy (Maria D.) Leal Jr of Coleta, Linda (Carlos) Lumas of Arlington, TN and Ruben (Laura) Leal of Sterling; grandchildren: Rudy Leal III, Sierra Leal, Jazmin Leal, Sophia Leal, Ruben Leal II, Sydnei Leal and Diego Leal; great granddaughter Sophie; her sisters: Adelina Plata and Panchita Reyna both of Texas and Lola Plata of Mexico; brother Isreal Plata of Texas.

Preceded by sister Ermalinda ; brothers: Alfredo and Lazaro.

Private family Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday November 24, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Catholic Church. No visitation. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.