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“To Brian, Anita's parents, and her beautiful girls: It was truly an honor to care for and know Anita. She was one of the bravest women I have ever...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Archana Wagle, M.D.

“Nancy and family,we are a former PALS family. I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know that you and your...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Cooper, Rocke, Katie, & Evan

“So sorry to hear of Anita passing. She was such a treasure to work with. My prayers are with your family during this time. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Una Greene

“Brian, girls, and family, you have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Anita. I only knew her briefly, yet she has impacted my life in so many...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Tiffany Piehl - former MOPS mom

“Russ and the rest of Anita's family. I've only gotten to know Russ through work at CAIT and obviously not well enough. From reading her obituary and...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Tere North

“Brian, Please accept sincere condolences from all of your colleagues at the EICC Lancaster on your profound lost. Both Anita and you have shown...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathies to you. Long ago, I went to grade school with Anita and played basketball with her. I also had the privilege of working as a...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer (Montgomery) Niehaus

“Anita will be missed. She inspired me and many of her friends and coworkers. She was such a strong woman and amazing mother and has taught us all...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jeni Tackett

“Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I did not know Anita but felt her strength through your e-mail updates which were...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Laurie VanName

“I don't know anyone who ever met Anita who wasn't changed and challenged to grow by her wonderful and Godly influence. She will forever hold a very...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Steffanie Kolbus, former Homewood MOPS mom

“I'm sorry for your loss. I'll pray for you and the rest of the family and pray that God will get you through this hard time. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Melissa Bealer

“Brian, Emily and Paige, I only new your wife/mom for a short time and instantly knew she was special. I pray God will bring peace and someday joy...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ann Davison (former MOPS mom)

“I am so sorry that you have lost your wife and in this way, but God is great and will always supply our needs. I am honored to say I got to know...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Beckee Harris

“Brian, Emily and Paige, I am so sorry for your pain and grief. Anita's legacy is one of faithfulness to her Lord and love to her fellow mankind. ...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Krista Rittenhouse (MOPS mom and friend)

“Brian, girls, and family; I only knew Anita from afar, yet she impacted my life with her faith in God. I was in MOPS when she was first diagnosed,...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Jennifer

“I am saddened to hear of Anita's passing. It was many years ago that I played basketball at Limestone with Anita. She always had a smile on her face...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Peters Phillips

“To All of Anitas Family and Loved Ones I never had the pleasure of meeting Anita, but her story of faith and intimacy with Christ reached me. I...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Cindi Celske

“Brian, Paige, and Emily, What an amazing woman Anita is! She has touched so many lives in deeply profound ways. I can testify that she has...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Kristin Reickard

“It was a great honor to come to know Anita and her family. The joy and love that radiated from Anita touched everyone around her, certainly it...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Margie Parise, Hospice Volunteer

“My heart aches for all of you--Anita was such a beautiful person. I was the educator in the CV unit at OSF when she started in the unit. She was...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Carol J. Koch

“I struggle with grief and joy. I am so joyful that she is no longer in pain and she is now with our Lord, but sad that I can not hug her and talk...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Susie Engels

“Brian, the kids, Russ and all of Anita's family, My condolences to all of you and yours. Your loved one's life has inspired many people, known...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Suter

“My thoughts and prayers are with Anita's family. What a great person and inspiration to all. May she rest in peace. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Daniel p. Saskowski

“It was a privilege to know your wife. She was an amazing woman, I can only hope that I can put as much trust in the Lord as she did. She has inspired...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: courtney melendres

“Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. Unfortunatly, I got to meet your wife at the end of her battle with cancer, but she...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Roberta Smith

“Brian and family, We are saddened by your physical loss of Anita. She is walking with Jesus!!What a wonderful women of the Lord! Her life radiated...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jane Vandegrift

“Brian, we are saddened to learn of Anita's passing. She fought a valient fight with you, Paige, and Emily at her side. It is now clear there was a...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Don Watt

“Anita's first love was her Lord Jesus Christ. Her message for you today was the same as it was until her last breath and that is that we are all...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Rich Birley


Anita B. Johnson, 38, of Rock Island, died October 25, 2008 at her home after a courageous 2 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.

Online condolences may be expressed to Anita's family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahlmortuary.com.