Elaine Johnson


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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
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Elaine Johnson, 84, of Moline, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Mausoleum, St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the family.
Elaine was born on March 11, 1929, in East Moline, the daughter of Gentile and Madeline Braet DeWulf.
She married Marvin Johnson, and they later divorced.
Elaine had a kind and gentle nature and was a good mother. She enjoyed reading the Bible, watching Christian television and working crossword puzzles.
Survivors include sons, Tracy Johnson, Terry Johnson (Merridee) and Gary Johnson; daughter, Becky Brillhart; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lorraine; and her brother, Donald.
Elaine fought the good fight and kept the faith. Now she is with Jesus and is able to breathe freely.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.














 



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