Verilius “Verl” D. Schnepf

Verilius “Verl” D. Schnepf, 84, of Sedalia, passed away April 11, 2018 at MU Hospital, Columbia, MO. He was born January 26, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Conrad & Sylvia Horak Schnepf.

During and after his graduation from Brandon (IA) High School, he worked with the livestock & farmed his family’s farm. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army. After his 2 years of active duty, he returned home and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for another 6 years and farmed his family farm while beginning his career with Standard Oil Company in Independence, Iowa. In January 1965, he married Janet Hildebrandt and they were blessed with two children. In 1970, he moved his family to Sedalia, Missouri. He owned and operated Verl’s Amoco Service on the corner of 65 and 50 where he earned many awards of excellence and was very proud of the success of the station. He was honored with his picture on the scoreboard at a Kansas City Chiefs game. Verl became a member of Rotary in 1974 and held several offices including President, Vice President and Secretary. He was a Paul Harris Fellow and achieved the status of lifetime Rotarian. After retiring from the Amoco station in 1986, he owned a Dairy Queen in Springfield, Missouri before returning to Sedalia to go to work as a paint chemist for Hayes Wheels until he retired 12 years later. To stay busy in his retirement, he began working at Shortcut Convenience Store and remained there until retiring when he was 80 years old. He still enjoyed helping on the farm on which he lived with the cattle until a few weeks before his death.

Survivors include his daughter Kelli Schnepf, Sedalia, his son Kevin Schnepf, Boonville, 4 grandchildren: Patrick (Jacqueline) Mallen, Taylor Schnepf, Dylan & Brigette Schilb, and three great grandchildren, Acheron, Luna and Nemo Mallen. Also surviving are: a brother Melvin (Jean) Schnepf, and sisters Catherine Weston, Virginia Schnepf, and Marilyn Rouse all of Independence Iowa; Susan Elaine Schnepf of Albequerque, NM; and Margaret (Robert) Carspecken, Springfield, MO as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Bernard, Jesse and Bruce and a sister; Hilda Sauer.

A full Military Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Committal Shelter in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Higginsville, MO. Inurnment will follow at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 912, Sedalia, MO 65302 .


  1. Donald L Fellers on April 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your dad passing. I know it is not easy and yes it does come as a shock even when you know their health is declining. Time will heal an empty place in your heart.

  2. Teresa Higdon on April 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I’ m so sorry, sending love and peace to you. I always thought he was handsome.

  3. Gene & Judy Page on April 26, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    God’s blessings on each of you, Kelli and Kevin and family.

  4. Carey and Tami Walk on April 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great guy. We enjoyed all our visits with him over the years. We miss him greatly. He was a wonderful gate watcher and loved to look after the cattle and watch all the new babies in the spring. Carey and Tami

  5. Joy Rundle on April 26, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He reminded me so much of my grandpa. —-Two peas in a pod. He will be greatly missed…..

    Joy Rundle

  6. Wendy on April 26, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Kelli and Kevin ~ Our parents are always too young to die and we are never old enough to live without them. I’ll always remember Uncle Verlius as a caring, loving man with a jokester side that made all breathe easy. A heart of gold now resides in heaven. Sending hugs! See you Soon!

  7. Keith and Wendy Buescher on April 26, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Prayers for Kelli and Kevin, and all of your family. I know it is hard to lose a parent. Knowing he had a good life and loved both of you. I am so sorry. God Bless both of you and your family.

  8. Jerry Palmer on April 27, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Kelli and Kevin, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, may he R.I.P. I had known Verl since he first opened the Standard station in Sedalia. Verl and I had done business for all of the years he was there. We always respected him, a very strong businessman. May God bless you and your family.

  9. Daryl & Alice Higgins & Family on April 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Kevin & Kelli, Our deepest condolences in the loss of your dad. Uncle Verilius lived a life of fulfillment in caring for others right up to end!! BLESS HIM!

  10. Jody Chmelir on April 30, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I am sorry to hear of his passing. He kinda disappeared after he left short cut. He was always fun to watch in the mornings and did a great job In that Store.

  11. Jc and Dharmi Patel on May 1, 2018 at 6:37 am

    We are sorry to hear this. He was our good help at Shortcut Store.
    We always miss his whistle. He was kind hearted and loving. Always missed. God Bless.

  12. Darlene Steele on May 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    To all of you Big Hugs! Tell stories of the good times and celebrate a life that touched many people. You will be in my thoughts as you grieve. My heart hurts with you as I know how much you loved him.

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