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Jesse 'Shorty' S. Enriquez

July 22, 1933 — February 16, 2022

Obituary
Jesse S. Enriquez, 88 years old of Overland Park, KS, known to his friends and family as Shorty passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Jesse was born on July 22, 1933, the son of Jesus R. and Concepcion Enriquez of Kansas City, MO (Westside). As a young man, Jesse enlisted into the United States Army, where he served proudly as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. His time as a Paratrooper was one of the most profound moments for him and gave him lifelong friends and memories. He and his wife Ventura Benni Enriquez, raised 3 children in the community of Armourdale, in KC, KS. They were lovingly married for 68 years.
Jesse worked for Griffin Wheel, in Kansas City, KS before retiring after 25 years of employment. He was avid fisherman, camper, dog lover and musician. From playing his accordion, to strumming his guitar for the Las Maanitas song, his music will forever be remembered and missed at the family gatherings. He was the biggest KC Royals fan, no matter how good or bad the season went. He would take his cushion and peanuts to every game he could make it to or even just watching it at home. From caring for his yard or tinkering with his RV, Jesse was always fixing or planting or inventing small gadgets to make his life easier. For years Jesse served as a member of the Color Guard with the American Legion as a volunteer. This was his way of giving back and supporting his brothers and sisters in arms. He would proudly wear his uniform and stand up with friends to honor his country and those who had served.Jesse will be remembered by many and never forgotten. His smile and joyous laughter will echo through time.
Jesse is survived by his wife Ventura Benni Enriquez of Overland Park, KS; 3 children Cecilia A. Morales (Richard) of Kansas City, KS, Jesse M. Enriquez of Kansas City, KS, Edward Enriquez of Overland Park, KS; 5 Grandchildren Michael Enriquez of NY, NY, Jason Morales (Amanda) of Kansas City, KS, Stephen Enriquez (Ashley) of KC, KS, Bryan Enriquez (Angelica) of KC, KS and Matthew Enriquez, Dominic Hernandez (Enriquez) (Rosie Tinoco, mother) of KC, KS; Great Grandchildren Michael Lopez of Liberty, MO, Loryn A. Morales of KC, MO, Ava Enriquez, Brayden Enriquez, Gabriel Morales, Andrew Jesse Morales, Johnny Hernandez and Mia Hernandez all of Kansas City, KS. He is proceeded in death by his parents - Jesus R. and Conception Enriquez; sisters - Pauline Morales, Geraldine Ruiz, Aurelia E. Diaz, Margarita China Enriquez, Carmen Guerra, Trinidad Trini Davila; brothers Joseph S. Enriquez, Delfino S. Enriquez, Uncle Louis R. Enriquez and Great Granddaughter Jillian G. Valdovino-Blanchard. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews that he was very proud of.
There will be a visitation at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2910 Strong Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am on February 24, 2022. Mass will be held at 11:00 am, following Jesse will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1150 North 38th Street, Kansas City, KS, 66102.
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Visitation
Thursday, February 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. John the Evangelist 2910 StrongKansas City, Kansas 66106

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Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, February 24, 2022
11:00 AM

St. John the Evangelist 2910 StrongKansas City, Kansas 66106

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Burial
Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:30 PM

Mt. Calvary Cemetery 38 & StateKansas City, Kansas 66102

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