Zola Pearl Bunzendahl, 84, of Connersville, went home to her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, February 11, 2022.
A native of Jackson County, Kentucky, Zola was born May 20, 1937, the oldest of seven children of Emery and Maggie Hunter Cavins, and moved to Connersville when she was a teenager.
Zola was married to David Baldwin and they had four children, Donnie, Ronnie, Carolyn, and Doug.
On July 6, 1979, she was married to James E. “Jimmy” Bunzendahl, who survives. For over 44 years, they owned and operated the Fantasy Inn in Connersville where she befriended generations of customers that became family to her.
Zola was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and she enjoyed many family activities and making sure that her family was cared for. In her leisure, she loved going shopping and taking long rides. She was also known for being a wonderful cook.
Zola had an enormously generous heart. Along with her family, she attended various churches and loved to praise the Lord.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jimmy Bunzendahl; six children, Donnie (Tammy) Baldwin of Richmond, Indiana, Ronnie (Karren Firsich) Baldwin of Buffalo, New York, Carolyn Steele, Doug (Betsy) Baldwin, and Stacey Bunzendahl, all of Connersville, and Aaron (Cindy) Bunzendahl of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren, Nicci (Jamie) Ervin, Kelly Miller, and Jeg Douglas Baldwin, all of Connersville, Tyler Bunzendahl and Samantha Bunzendahl, both of Cincinnati; seven great-grandchildren, Tanner (Cody) Ervin, Dakota (Ashley) Ervin, Carly (Luke) Leach, Jerod (Katie) Ervin, Baylee Miller, KayLynn Steele, and Felix Steele, all of Connersville; eight great-great grandchildren, Asher Ervin, Novalee Ervin, Maizey Leach, Carson Ervin, Isabella Sizemore, and three on the way; bonus grandchildren, Kristen (Pat) Moland of Painesville, Ohio, Clayton Clark of Kentucky, Brandi (Eddie) Seeley of Connersville, Josh Clark of Richmond, Indiana, Walker Rogers of Rushville, Indiana, Raychel (Justin) Davis of Everton, Martha House of Everton, and Dakota Firsich of Connersville; siblings, Bob (Sharon) Cavins and Shirley Isaacs, both of Connersville, Coy (Doris) Cavins of Everton, and Ann Tankersley of Annville, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Dan (Carolyn) Bunzendahl of Connersville; sisters-in-law, Beth (David) Porter of Lexington, Kentucky and Kris Wells of Connersville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by grandchildren, Todd Steele, Jeremy Clark, and Carrie Tucker; a step-son, Darin Bunzendahl; her daughter Carolyn’s fiancé, Greg Crutchfield; a brother, Billy Cavins; and a sister, Sue Cavins.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2022 at Crosspointe Biker Church with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating. Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the church. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Zola to the Fayette County Animal Shelter or Crosspointe Biker Church Samaritans Saddlebag. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.