Clarissa Monroe

Clarissa “Cassie” Eugenia Monroe, 95, a Riverside resident since 2006, died Dec. 27, 2020 at Alexian Brothers Hospice in Elk Grove Village.

Ms. Monroe was born Jan. 25, 1925 in Hollywood, California, where her father was a carpenter working for the Hollywood movie studios. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and doting on her cats. Her upbeat, sunny character and generosity will be missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death in 1998 by her husband of 49 years, Donald Monroe, and later by her son Wallace Elkins. Ms. Monroe is survived by her daughter, Leilani Lauger and son-in-law Timothy Lauger; her sons, Jerry Monroe and Terry Monroe; her grandchildren Lucas Lauger, Natalie Lauger and Kristen Jorgensen; great-grandchildren Trinity (Anthony), Jeremy, Justin, and Valerie; and great granddaughter, Reagan.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family has postponed a memorial service.

Linhart Funeral Home, Berwyn, handled arrangements.