Vernon Frederick Geib, 99, of Mound City, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2020, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri.

Vernon was born on September 29, 1920, west of Craig, Missouri, to Frederick William and Laura Ida Cathleen (Asendorf) Geib. Vernon attended school near Craig.

Vernon served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was united in marriage to Velva Iona Moore July 24, 1942. After their marriage, they farmed southwest of Craig for over 40 years before retiring and moving to Mound City in 1983.

Vernon was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 164 of Craig and a member of the Craig Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon and Elder.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of over 71 years, Velva Iona; sisters, Pauline Wiener and Violet Rhoades; and grandson, Anthony Geib.

Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Lee (Elberta) Geib of Cameron, Larry Gene (Deborah) Geib of Mound City, and Gary Dean (Ginny) Geib of Blue Springs, Missouri; daughter, Beverly Ann (Larry) Casey of Blue Springs; brother, William Eugene (Nancy) Geib of Independence, Missouri; grandchildren, Gregory Geib, Carrie Wilson, Kyle Geib, Camille Lucito, Chris, Jeromy, and Shawn Geib, Lori Strong, and Kevin Casey; step-grandchildren, Scott Wyss and Julie Barber; great-grandchildren, Willis and Caden Wilson, Kristin Grooms, Jenna, Kira, and Katelynn Geib, Dylan Strong, Cole, Jake, Luke, and Lane Lucito, Katelynn, Kendra and Kennadi Geib, Logan and Lawren Casey, and Landon Geib; step-great-grandchildren, Sara and Emily Wyss, Ryan, Andrew, and Mathew Barber; great-great-granddaughter, Lila Marie; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors were held April 20, 2020, at the Craig I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Story-Hardin American Legion Post #164 or to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Association. Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home in Mound City and Schooler Funeral Home in Craig. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.