Anita B. Johnson, 38, of Rock Island, died October 25, 2008 at her
home after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with colon cancer.
Services will be 2:00 p.m Thursday, October 30, 2008 at First
Evangelical Free Church, Moline. Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-39th Avenue,
Moline. Burial is in Beulah Rural Township Cemetery, Orion, IL
Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established.
Anita was born June 4, 1970 in Hayward, California, the daughter of
Edward and Nancy (Anema) Glaue. She married Brian Johnson on
November 28, 1998 in Moline.
Anita was a 1988 graduate of Limestone
High School in Bartonville. She received a B.A. in psychology from
Anderson University, in Anderson, IN in 1992, and received a BSN
from OSF St. Francis College of Nursing in Peoria, IL in 1996.
Professionally, she worked as a counselor for emotionally disturbed
adolescents at Catholic Social Services, then worked as a cardiac
nurse at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was most
recently employed as a cardiac rehabilitation nurse at Trinity
Medical Center, Moline, IL. There she also was an Advanced Cardiac
Life Support Instructor and often volunteered her expertise at
various charitable and educational events.
Anita was a member of
First Evangelical Free Church, Moline, where she served her Lord in
many ways. She was especially devoted to ministry serving women and
children, and was particularly fond of the MOPS (Mothers of
Preschoolers) program there which she helped organize and lead.
Anita enjoyed exercise, artwork, and piano. She was a very devoted
wife and mother and she treasured every moment together with all of
Survivors Husband Brian Children Paige and Emily at
home Parents Edward & Nancy Glaue Peoria Brothers Timothy (Laura)
Glaue Peoria Russell (GeeMin) Glaue Macomb as well as many family
and friends too many to mention. She was preceded in death by her