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Virgil Keith Venable

08/21/1934 - 08/17/2020

Obituary for Virgil Keith Venable

Virgil Keith Venable, 85, of Sedalia, MO was called home Monday, August 17, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born on August 21, 1934 in Pryor, OK the son of Jack E. and Louise (Yeager) Venable, who preceded him in death.

On March 2, 1958, at Goodwill Chapel Church, Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Bettie Lou Chancellor, who preceded him in death on May 19, 2009.

Virgil was a member Olive Branch Baptist Church for many years. He served as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and mentor to a large number of youth in Pettis County. He retired from Pittsburgh Corning after many years of service. Virgil served his country honorably in the United States Navy on the USS Essex aircraft carrier. There will be full military honors to commemorate his service to his country.

He enjoyed painting, wood carving, fishing, crossword puzzles and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. Virgil was a very loving and caring dad and grandfather.

Survivors include three children, Steven Venable (Brandy) of Palm Bay, FL, Teri Venable of Sedalia; and Raymond Venable (Virginia) of Slater, MO; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Clay, and Gene Venable; two sisters, Evelyn Kreisel and Patricia Belsha.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will be at Salem Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Celebration of Life

07:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
Get directions »
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So sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life. He would always help me with my bike when I needed the brakes fixed.
- Jim Harmon
Uncle Keith, you were the kindest and fairest man God ever put on this earth. God will enjoy your company from now on. You will be sorely missed.
- Jack Venable
I have so many wonderful memories of you from my "younger days". You are going to be so very missed by so many. I know you are rejoicing in heaven and reminiscing with your love, Betty. My sincere condolences to the family.
- Glenda Richey
Heaven is rejoicing. They are all together again. Someday we will all be together with our lord and savior. Love you uncle Keith.
- Diane Belsha

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