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Vera Onkoba
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Obituary for Vera Onkoba

Vera Onkoba

Vera Esther Moraa Chepkemoi Onkoba, 36, of St. Joseph, Missouri, slept in the Lord on July 26, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan.
She was born on December 10, 1980, in Nairobi, Kenya to Zadock and Susan Onkoba. Vera attended Maxwell Adventist Preparatory School for grade school. She attended Pangani Girls Secondary School for the first two years of high school and completed the rest at Platte Valley Academy in the United States. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2003.
She spent the last 14 years working as a travel ICU nurse in San Diego, Phoenix, Spokane, Ithaca, and Detroit.
As an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Vera dedicated her life to mission work, using her nursing career as a source of income to support Christ’s commission.
Vera is survived by her parents, Zadock and Susan (Paul) Onkoba of St. Joseph, Missouri, her siblings, Violet Onkoba-Oluoch (Jared), Canton, Michigan, Victor Onkoba (La Shelk), Centralia, Washington, Vivian Hilliard (Jameson), Lincoln, Nebraska, and Vincent Onkoba (Melina), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; maternal grandmother Leah Siele; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, Grace Evangelical Church, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and may be sent to 3600 State Route 116, Faucett, Missouri, 64448. Online guest book and obituary at

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grace Evangelical Church

5103 SE State Hwy FF
St. Joseph, MO 64507

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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