Ethan Matthew Young, age 14, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at his home. He was born June 5, 1999 in North Kansas City, MO and was currently a freshman in high school at the Freshman Center in Blue Springs.
Ethan had a great love for life, family and friends. He was very protective of his family and friends. Ethan had a passion for cooking, listening to various types of music, was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry. Ethan loved to learn and was often found spending time with his parents or grandparents trying to learn how they did things. He truly enjoyed making people laugh, and always brought out the best in everyone. He will be dearly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard Witte, Dale Huffman, Marvin Fortel, Don and Fran Montgomery, Tony and Gene Auld; and a great uncle, Donald Fortel.
He is survived by his parents, Braden and Donna Young of the home and Crystal Gordon and Shain Huffman of Kansas City North, MO; five siblings, William Streker, Jordan Smith, Jordan Phillips, Kaitlyn Bulman and Noah Young; Grandparents, Valerie Fortel and Roscoe Righter, William and Mary Young, Darilyn and Steve Herron, Chuck Gordon, Bob and Dee Hammons, Romeo and Nita Hayner and Jason and Carmen Bulman; great grandparents, Harriet Fortel, Gloria Witte, Ruth Huffman and Clem and Virginia Bulman; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
A funeral service celebrating Ethan’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs with Rev. Dr. Sally Haynes officiating. Burial will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family for a fund to be established in Ethan’s memory. The Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Ethan and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.