Our angelic little soldier has gone to be with our Lord on January 28, 2011, at the age of 21. She was born August 22, 1989, in Lansing. She graduated from Waverly High School in 2007, where she was active on the bowling team, the book club and was the yearbook editor. Chantelle was an avid fan of Backstreet Boys and Harry Potter; and was an artist and a nanny for her nephews, Ian, Aidan and Dayton.
She is survived by: mother, Lori Penton-Shields; father, Eric (Annette) Shields; sister, Christal Shields; brothers, Clayton VanderMoere, Curtis (Jessica) VanderMoere and Christopher (Annie) VanderMoere; grandmothers, Noreen (David) Steele and Frances “Nana” Muzillo; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends; and the dogs, Charleigh and Ecko. She was preceded in death by grandparents, George “Mike” Shields, H. Ronald Penton, and Janice Penton.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 Aurelius Rd., with The Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Wagner officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, OH, or Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of Chantelle.