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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Updated Obituary - Jessie Shane Etter

Jesse Shane Etter, 33, of Belton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am at Belton Assembly of God Church, with the visitation beginning at 9:00 am. Interment will follow services at Belton Cemetery.

Jesse was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Julie (Moore) and Stanley Etter on May 7, 1987. Jesse thrived well until he began to have seizures in January of 1989. After much testing, it was discovered that Jesse had Chromosome Ring 22 syndrome, with him being the 13th case diagnosed in the world. Jesse was the one doctors watched to diagnose others with this rare disease. There were lots of wonderful people we met through this very rare syndrome. Jesse was the first early childhood special education student in Belton, Missouri in 1991. He then attended Trails West State School, where he participated in Special Olympic bowling, then continued on to the Sherwood Center from 2000 to 2008, where he graduated. He attended Hope Day Care from graduation to present.

Jesse didn’t know a stranger, he loved everyone and was the happiest person anyone could know. He loved McDonald’s, watching people mow, socializing, and having his soda. He also loved music, mostly country, and some of his favorite movies included: The Straight Story, Home Alone, The Christmas Story, and Look Who’s Talking. Jesse could light up any room. His beautiful smile and infectious laugh would make anyone happy. There is so much to be said about Jesse, he was never prejudice, he loved everyone the same, and he is loved so much by so many. Our hearts are shattered and we know God got the best of the best when He took Jesse. He can now run, talk, drive, mow grass, anything he wants, because he received a complete healing. Our hope is that Jesse knows his momma loves him forever and always and that he continues to watch over all of us until we can meet again. Rest in Paradise our Angel.

Jesse is preceded in death by his father; his paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, and a cousin. He is survived by his mother, Julie Etter of the home; his brother, Cody Etter of the home; his brother, Jason (Amy) Etter of Belton, MO; his sister, Chera (Tom) Jackson of Lawson, MO; niece and nephews: Gerald Jackson, Katelyn Jackson, Malachi Etter, Brayden Taylor, Derrick Ruffino, and Eli Ruffino; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.