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Isaiah Jordan Otten

March 15, 1993 — March 24, 2024

Obituary For Isaiah Jordan Otten

Isaiah Jordan Otten, 31, of Sedalia, MO, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2024, in Sedalia. He was born on March 15, 1993, in Sedalia, the son of Mark Otto Otten and Twila Gay (Risner) Otten, who reside in the Sedalia area.

Isaiah was raised in Otterville, later moving to the Sedalia area with his parents. When younger, Isaiah was involved in gymnastics, competing in several group competitions throughout the state. At this time, he also became involved in doing magic tricks. Of which Isaiah would do anytime, anywhere. When going to restaurants, he sometimes entertained patrons or waited for staff when given a chance. Becoming proficient, he could perform, on occasion, at different events in town or at school. Isaiah had always been a word person, having a knack for them. He enjoyed writing, poetry, and the process of rhyming words. In his teen years, his interest transitioned into songwriting. He wrote lyrics and constructed transparent, relatable, and uplifting songs to encourage others. His focus, with his music, was a lot of times, based on personal experiences.

At a young age, Isaiah had an encounter with the Lord, asking Jesus into his heart while attending vacation Bible school. Over the years and with age, Isaiah became a scholar of God’s Word. Isaiah loved, quoting and encouraging others in the Word of God when he could. Isaiah never shied away from telling others about the Lord. Even with his struggles in life, he stood firm in his faith. Isaiah loved the Lord, and he wanted others to know Him too. He would pray with or for people at any time or anywhere. He was not a shy person, and he had never met a stranger. He would walk up to people with his hand extended for a handshake, with a big smile on his face and a greeting on his lips. That’s how Isaiah did things, living his life and faith out loud. Isaiah’s music reflected the same sentiment. Isaiah’s lifelong goal was to continue making music and reaching out to others with encouragement and the love of the Lord.
He desired to lead and bring others into the Kingdom of God while there was still time.

When not writing or recording his music, Isaiah worked as a laborer in several capacities. He had worked installing fencing before settling on working for several construction companies for the rest of his life. Isaiah learned to become a heavy/light equipment operator, performed earth/rock grading, smoothing, and finish for concrete, and repaired and installed water mains/lines and drainage and sewer systems. His most recent employer was Richter Excavating & Plumbing LLC, in Warrensburg, where he loved those who worked there and those who owned it.

In addition to his parents, Isaiah is survived by his maternal grandmother, Marty Walkington of Sedalia; three siblings, Erica Rennison (Ricky) of Sweet Springs, Dara Pacheco (Brent) of Kansas City, MO, and Uriah Otten (Garaleigh) of Clifton City; the love of his life, Megane Gabrielle of Bentonville, AR; two nieces, Ashley and Harper; and two nephews, Skyler and Keller.

Isaiah was preceded in death by maternal grandfathers, Don Risner and Robert Walkington; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Laverne Otten; and a sister, Lydia Otten.

Isaiah’s life will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Rea Funeral Chapel, with Pastors Chad Jamerson and Gary Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the chapel.

A private burial by the family will be held at a later date in Providence Cemetery, Smithton, MO.

Honorary bearers will be Jeff Lockington, Danny Payne, Lucas Lansing, Samuel Butler, Desmond Catron II, Daren Belardo (in spirit), and Eugene Surguy (in spirit).

Memorial contributions may be made to Standing In The Gap, Africa, % New Life Church Ministries, 312 W. 4th, Sedalia, and New Life Church Ministries itself.

Arrangements are under the thoughtful care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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