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Anita Sells

Cedar Rapids

Anita M. "Annie" (Arenas) Sells, 94, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Immaculate Conception Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Christopher Podhajsky. Visitation: Monday, March
27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, with rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her children, Anita (Dennis) Wolrab and Gilbert (Debbie) Sells of Cedar Rapids, Joette (Doug) Orcutt of Earlville and Stephanie (Dave) Acton of Sun Prairie, Wis.; grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Sells, Jason (Bre) Sells, Stacy Sells, D.J. Wolrab, Jodi (Nick) Johnson, Ben Acton, Todd Orcutt and Laura Orcutt; great-grandchildren, Emma and Ethan Sells, Ellie, Bentley and Francesca Leefers-Wolrab, Audrina and Beauden Johnson; brother, Joe (Lydia) Arenas of Donna, Texas; sister-in-law, Josephine Arenas; and many nieces and nephews.
Anita was born March 4, 1923, in West Liberty, Iowa, to John L. and Maria Arenas. On June 15, 1946, she was united in marriage to Robert Sells. She was the most loving mother and grandmother. She always had a smile on her face and was the closest thing to an angel here on earth; she found the good in everyone. Praying the rosary was part of her daily life.
She was a vibrant lady, who enjoyed playing cards, bingo and gambling. She was always a winner!
Anita was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Bob and John Sells; great-grandchildren, Jill Acton and Grayson Leefers-Wolrab; brothers, Jesse and John Arenas; sisters, Frances Bopp, Paula McLaud and Eva Rodriguez.
Anita was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and the VFW Auxiliary.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Please share your memories with Anita's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.