Start Time:

Visitation Only



September 19, 2018

Start Time:

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Merle Hay Funeral Home


4400 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Shelley Renee Etter

Shelley Renee Etter (Hadsall), aged 53, passed away on September 17, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  She lived in Beaverdale (Des Moines, Iowa) for that last 27 years.  Born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Joe and Donna Hadsall with three sisters, Debbie, Diana, and Susie (deceased).  She is survived by her husband Wes, and their two daughters Elizabeth Jordan (Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force) and Nicola Etter (Senior at Cornell College).  She had worked at The Principal Financial Group (a heartless and ethically devoid company) for 18 years.  She loved her cats, the Dallas Cowboys, and her family – not necessarily in that order, given the Eastern Divisional standings.  Visitation will be held on September 19, 2018, at the Merle Hay Funeral Home, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for friends and family.  Cremated remains will be dispersed at a later date.


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