Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens
3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL
Anita Dawn Isom
November 7, 1940 – August 6, 2020
Anita Dawn Isom, 79, of Webster Groves, Missouri lost her impassioned struggle with life on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born November 7, 1940 in Gardener, Illinois the daughter of the late Louis and Vera (nee Seabert) Schultz.
She is survived by her husband Ronald Isom Sr. of Webster Groves, Missouri and five children. Victoria (Sheri) Kanter from Naperville, Illinois; Lori (Jerry) Crenshaw from Colleyville, Texas; Ronald Jr. (Cindy) from Lexington, Kentucky; Roland from Belleville, Illinois; and Lowell (Susan) from Webster Groves, Missouri. Her three sisters. Pat Stanley from Rock Falls, Illinois, Jane (Jim) Smiley from Las Vegas, Nevada and Cindy (Richard) Etz from Dunedin, Florida. Her brother in law Lowell Jr. from Fairview Heights, Illinois. Her eight grandchildren. Lucy Crenshaw, Clara Crenshaw, Aubrey Crenshaw, and Ella Crenshaw from Colleyville, Texas; Nita Isom, Everett Isom, and Artan Isom from Webster Groves, Missouri, and Aiden Isom from Lexington, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Norbert from Holiday Shores, Illinois.
As a young singer and musician, Anita was a member of the Schultz Trio with her brother and sister , and travelled aboard the U.S.S. Opportune (ARS-41) to entertain overseas military troops at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. She was also a performer in the oldest collegiate circus in the United States for the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University. Anita was married to her beloved husband Ronald on August 18, 1962 and was looking forward to their 58th wedding anniversary. Anita showed a tenacity for life and music and a deep love for her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Interment will be at Valhalla Gardens in Belleville, Illinois.
Services are not currently scheduled but charitable contributions can be made in Anita's honor at the Philharmonic Society of Belleville 116 North Jackson Belleville, Illinois / bellevillephilharmonic.org/donate.html