Phyllis Wells

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Jan 25, 1929
Departed on Aug 3, 2020

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Phyllis M. Wells, 91, of Iowa City passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:30am, at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Phyllis Mary Novotny was born on January 25, 1929; the daughter of Adolph and Edith (Martin) Novotny. Phyllis was united in marriage to Carl Wells on February 11, 1951. She was a custodian for many years at Linn-Mar Schools. She loved baking, making afghans, spoiling the grand-pups and grandkids, Iowa football, and Iowa basketball.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Edith Engel of Iowa City, Iowa, Mary (Bob) Herbst of Branson West, Missouri, Joyce (Jay) Allen of Iowa City, Iowa; grandkids, Brian Engel of Virginia, Mandy (Ryan) Dillon of Kansas City, Missouri, David (Tiffany) Engel of St. Paul, Minnesota, Stacey (Tim) Hammond of Galesville, Wisconsin, Tara Allen (Mat Graham) of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jason (Kendra) Allen of Iowa City, Iowa; and her second best grand-dogs, Molly Allen & Abby Engel; great-grandkids, Kayla and Montana Engel, Kaia and Amaya Graham, Kennedy and Presley Dillon, Liam and pending baby girl Allen as of August 20, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl Wells; parents, Adolph and Edith; sister, Marlene (Carl) Tipton; brothers, Richard (Betty), Marvin (Patricia), and Edwin; son-in-law, Lynn Engel; and her favorite dogs, Twix and Boy Allen.

Phyllis’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Iowa City Hospice for their care during her final days. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or to the family.