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Zenthoeffer, Virginia

In Loving Memory

Zenthoefer, Mary Virginia “Punkie” (nee Cunningham)

December 8, 1936 - October 29, 2023

Mary Virginia “Punkie” Zenthoefer

December 8, 1936 – October 29, 2023

This past Sunday, our sweet beloved mother was called home to be with our heavenly father.  She was the love of our father’s life, the late William F. (Zeke) Zenthoefer, and we know that he is now truly at peace with her by his side.

She was the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Loftus) Cunningham and sister of the late Meccie Campisano, Betty Snelling, Leenie Pemberton, Jim and Bill Cunningham.  Punkie is survived by her children Susan Zenthoefer, Jeanne (Phillip) Mosher, Melon (Joe) Mahfood, Rooney (Lenny) Wiesehan, Katie (Todd) May and Ginger (Daniel) Judd.  She was truly the best grandma to Jaclyn, Peter and Ellen Slay, Megan (John) Jung, Virginia and Billy Mahfood, Sammy (Alyssa) and Maggie May and Daniel Judd and great grandma to Jack Jung.

Punkie considered herself a second mother to her nephew, Chuck Pemberton and grandmother to his daughters Kaliegh and Kory.  She treasured the relationships with her nieces, nephews and their children.  Punkie was a great friend to so many, and we know she is so happy to once again be with Judy, Joan and Tommie Lee.  She will be especially missed by Rosie and the girls from Nerinx Hall.

In our mother’s own words and her direction to include, ”Punkie has left the building!”

Private services will be held at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church on Tuesday, November 7th, visitation starting at 9:00, Mass at 9:30 and she will be laid to rest with Bill at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cardinals Care, BackStoppers or the charity closest to your heart would be appreciated.


13 thoughts on “Zenthoefer, Mary Virginia “Punkie” (nee Cunningham)”

  1. Much love to the Zenthoefer girls on the loss of Punkie. I loved her so when we were neighbors. Loved to hear her laugh. My most sincere condolences on the loss of such a gentle, kind soul.

  2. Aunt Punkie lit up every room she was in. Her laugh was legendary, as was her unconditional love. She will be missed tremendously by all who loved her. Our heartfelt gratitude and sympathy to our dear ‘Z-girl’ cousins, and her many caregivers. I will sorely miss our far-too-infrequent visits.
    Jerry, for the entire Rombach Family

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of Punkie. Our family lived next door to their family and she and Bill were always such wonderful neighbors. I am sure that all of her daughters will miss her terribly. I hope that the happy memories of your lives together far outlast your grief.

  4. She Virginia was a Hoot !!!
    Always treated me with Love and Laughter, such a kind soul she is and was
    She left six Beautiful Daughters which one, Jeanne will be my wife on November 22 at 3pm in Dayton Ohio
    I thank you Virginia for giving you the love of my life, I am so very excited and happy, been with Jeanne for 20 years and the plan is finally coming to fruition
    And now we become one big extended family !!!
    Everybody was so happy to see me, and me see them, had a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn on RT 66, relaxing, rest and heal
    Thank You All with Love
    Phillip B Mosher

  5. So sorry to hear about Punkie’s passing.
    We were neighbors ,The Gauss Family.
    Thought of her and all her girls often.
    This is Missy Gauss.
    Melissa and Frank Atkinson

  6. So sorry for the loss of your beloved Punky. She was always so sweet and so fun to be around. Her laugh was contagious and she was such a caring person. She will be missed terribly.

  7. My sincere condolences to the Zenthoefer family, may you all find comfort during this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.


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