Verna Snoozy, 95, of Colton, formerly of Trent, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 in the United Methodist Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. On-Line Condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.
Verna Elizabeth Vant Hul was born on August 29, 1920 to Bert and Anna Mae Vant Hul in Flandreau, SD. She graduated from Egan High School in 1937 and was united in marriage with Virgil K. Whipkey on September 26, 1939. They farmed in the Egan and Trent areas. After Virgil’s death in 1973, she worked at H&R Block in Sioux Falls for six and half years, then as a nurse assistant at the Dell Rapids Hospital for two and half years.
Verna married Fred Snoozy on August 1, 1981 and moved to a farm in the Colton, SD area. Fred died in November of 2010. She was a volunteer at the McKennan Hospital Hospice unit for seven years. She was a member of the Trent American Baptist Women Ministries and also a member of the Colton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Wayne (Lin) Whipkey of Greenville, MI; Leland (Wanda) Whipkey of Sioux Falls; Marc (Berdene) Whipkey of Sioux Falls and Patricia Ann ( Gary) Brashear of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren; Three step children, Sandrau (Tom) Swier of Sioux Falls; Floyd (Melissa) Snoozy of Colton and Deb Ford of Colton; eight step grandchildren, ten step great-grandchildren; and two step great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Andrew and both husbands.
Memorials may be directed to the Sneaky Snoozy Memorial Fund at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls.