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Shirley A. Zenti

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Shirley A. Zenti

Des Moines

Shirley A. Zenti, 78, passed away at her home Monday, May 12, 2014.

Shirley was born July 30, 1935 to Harold and Ethel Calder in Willow Township. She was raised in Scranton, Iowa and graduated from Scranton High School in 1952. On January 29, 1955, she married Mario Zenti. Shirley was a homemaker and took great pride in raising her and Mario's five children. She enjoyed gardening and was a great cook.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years, Mario; children, Mario Zenti, Jr., Carlo Zenti, Alberto Zenti and Elizabeth (Bart) Butler; eight grandchildren; in-laws, Tino (Carmen) Zenti, Angela Zenti, Louie (CeCe) Zenti and Benny (Vonnie) Zenti; siblings, Kay O'Donnell and Jim (Joyce) Calder; and a host of extended family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Stephan in 2004.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m. at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church.

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Published in Des Moines Register on May 16, 2014
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