Anita B. Johnson

June 04, 1970 - October 25, 2008

Obituary at Esterdahl Mortuary

Anita Beth (Glaue) Johnson

Brian Johnson (h)
Emily Johnson (d)
Paige Johnson (d)

Edward Glaue (f)
Nancy (Anema) Glaue (m)
Timothy Glaue (b)
Russell Glaue (b)

Anita B. Johnson, 38, of Rock Island, died October 25, 2008 at her home after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with colon cancer.

Funeral 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 her family.

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 grandparents.