In Loving Memory…

Steven G. Schilb

Steven Glenn Schilb, 66, of Sedalia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

He was born August 15, 1952, in Sedalia, son of Billy G. and Anna M. (Meyer) Schilb.

Steve was a 1970 graduate of Otterville High School and then attended Central Missouri State University, from where he earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Secondary Social Studies certification and a Masters in Secondary Education School Administration.

He started his career with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, then continued as a photographer, and later he became a beloved teacher in the Sedalia 200 School District. He taught history and constitutional law for 17 years before his retirement, but Mr. Schilb did more than teach; he believed in, inspired and shaped countless young people to become their best. Steve was committed to and loved “his kids,” the students of Sedalia. His motto, which he shared and lived each day, was reflected in his life, ministry, and career: “It’s never too late to do the right thing. After retiring, Steve served on the Sedalia 200 Board of Education.

Steve was a born-again Christian and dedicated his life to sharing the love of Jesus with others. He was a member of Camp Branch Baptist Church and had served as the chaplain at Winchester Meadows for several years. Steve would tell you it was his faith that carried him through life and gave him the ability to bless others.

Surviving are his parents, Billy and Ann Schilb, of Sedalia; two brothers, Randy Schilb (Fran), of Columbia, and Rusty Schilb (Cheryl), of Bentonville, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at First Baptist Church of Sedalia.

There will be no formal visitation, however friends may visit the funeral home and sign the guest book between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 29.

Private burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Otterville.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Branch Baptist Church or IOOF Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. To the family I am so sorry for your loss he was a great teacher and a great friend he will be missed

  2. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Steve was one of a kind. RIP.

  3. A truly great man who will be sorely missed by many. I would give almost anything for one more conversation with him.

  4. Ron and Sandy Otten

    Bill, Ann, Randy ,Rusty and entire Schilb family . Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Steve. May you all find comfort in knowing he is now with his Heavenly Father.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss he was a great teacher

  7. Connie mccormick

    We r so sorry to hear about such a wonderful man may he rest in peace

  8. Megan (Weisel) Hodgkinson

    “Its Never Too Late To Do The Right Thing”. Words that’ll be stuck with me for the rest of my life and a quote I’ll recite to my Children.
    Steve Schilb wasn’t just a teacher to many of us. He was a friend, companion, and mentor. He taught us what life really means.
    Heaven gained an Angel that no one here deserved. Was a true honor to be one of his students and he’ll be forever missed.

  9. Judy and Mark Simmons

    Bill, Ann, Randy, and Rusty. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We had some good times together growing up. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy (Wallenburn) and Mark Simmons

  10. Norma Duckworth

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    God Bless you all

  11. Steve was so kind, caring & REAL. He certainly impacted my life, with sincere TLC, when I was going through a devastating situation. I am thrilled, thankful & blessed to have known him.
    May Father God pour HIS blessings on ALL that loved him.

  12. Regina Gerke Reuter

    I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers will be with your entire family.

  13. Bob & Judy Ruckman

    So sorry for your loss Bill, Anne, Randy, Rusty and all the family. You were such good neighbors in Otterville. Steve was a wonderful friend to many and may he Rest In Peace! Love you guys!

  14. To Steve’s family, his dedication to our Lord and Savior was unwavering! He was a light in this very dark world and made all who was around him smile. He treated my kids as his own, as he did all his students. He grieved the loss of several that have passed far too early, just as he has. God knows what He is doing and has called Steve home, he will be missed dearly, and loved by all he came into contact with!

  15. Chris and Mark Hewett

    To Steve’s family, we are so sorry for your loss! I worked with Steve all those years at the high school and Mark worked with him at the park department! We though very highly of Steve as a professional and as a friend.

  16. Greg Nosovitch

    My sympathy for Steve’s family & many friends. Two names come to mind:

  17. Steve left a legacy in his caring for other people, he not only taught all three of my children, during school but stayed in touch with them afterwards he had such a kind heart and will be missed by all that knew him

  18. Travis Reynolds

    He was a wonderful educator and was very inspiring. He helped shape the lives of so many. I have a history degree and social studies minor, and a huge part of that accomplishment is because of how interesting he made his classes.

    To the family, God Bless you all.

  19. To Bill, Ann, Rusty and Randy. We were so sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. He was a wonderful
    Individual, dedicated Christian, teacher and friend, It was a privilege to visit with Steve about his Lord and Savior. May God bless each of you during this time.

    Gary, Opal, Beth and Becky Johnson

  20. Sandy (Petersen) and Kent Juhl

    Steve touched so many lives in such a positive way. Our sympathy to his family. He will be missed.

  21. Ken and Vicki Lake

    Steve will be missed by so many people. Because of his love for people and his testimony for God he will always be remembered. May others be drawn to God would be Steve’s desire. May his family and friends receive comfort and peace that can only come from GOD.

  22. Rene (Watring) Yoesel

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Tiffani Youtzy

    Mr. Schilb was and is one of the best history teachers I had throughout my time in school. He even was there for me after I graduated from the high school. When I needed help with history classes in college he would always say come on up to the high school on his break and help me with it. I basically credit him for helping me get the good grades in the subject. I will miss home every day and always keep his favorite quote with me “it’s never to late to do the right thing” by Mr. Schilb. RIP my good friend and teacher.

  24. Ashley Sleeper

    Mr. Schilb was an amazing teacher and friend. He truly believed in his students and took time to invest in their lives. I was lucky enough to have him as a teacher while he was student teaching with Mr. Williams and then again the next year. I will never forget him!

    With sincere condolences,
    Ashley Sleeper (Henderson)

  25. Donna Hirner-Gardner

    To Steves family,
    May gods angels wrap you in their wings to keep you safe. May God bless you and look over you in your time of need. Steve was a very very kind soul. Your son helped everyone.

  26. Teresa Wallenburn-Callahan

    Bill, Ann, Randy, and Rusty hold on to the memories of love and laughter. I’m sure a house full of laughing teenagers wasn’t as fun for Steve when he was home from college on the weekends as we thought it was, but little did he know what we were preparing him for. 🙂 Prayers for you and your family.

  27. Belinda McMillin Newgaard

    Billy, Ann, Randy and Rusty, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. My mom, Velma Cole knew him very well and said he was one of the best. Hold fast to those wonderful memories you have of him. Much love,
    Belinda McMillin Newgaard

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