Chantelle Elizabeth "Belle" Shields

Chantelle ShieldsOur 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.

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Sue Bassett (former HUC Sparrow Peds) now in ER
January 30, 2011 at 7:15 am

Lori, Eric (Annette) and family:
My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Chantelle is in a better place now, she is not suffering anymore. I know that everyone will be saying that to you, but I have seen Chantelle suffering and every other child with cancer and it is heart breaking. It is especially hard when you start out with them and end it with them. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Bassett

Annette Snyder
January 30, 2011 at 7:57 am

Christal, Lori and Eric,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Belle’s extended family. I first met Belle when she was very very young. Lori and I were both on the Survivor’s Day Committee. Belle’s zest for life showed through, even when treatments had knocked her down. She left too early for all and had fought so hard. The memories of the miraculous life she lead will live on!

Sandy & Mickey Fountain
January 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Our deepest sympathies to your family. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

January 30, 2011 at 7:25 pm



Chris & Cindy Johnson
January 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Lori and family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of mourning.
We praise the Lord she is with Him now, no more pain or suffering.
Enjoying the peace that only the Lord can give. Lori we are praying
God will give you the peace and comfort through these next weeks
of life without your sweet daughter.
Love ya,
Chris & Cindy

Lisa (Vallier)Eid & family
January 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

Our deepset sympathy to lori and family for their loss
may god be with all of you.
we love you all dearly

mike vallier & family
January 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

lori ,are deepest sympathy go out to you and christelle it has been a long hard fight and now chantelle is at peace you are both in our prayers, love mike

Maureen Webster
January 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Lori. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Phyliss Hale
February 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Chantelle’s courage and spirit will remain with all who knew and loved her. Her long and difficult journey is over now and she will
find comfort in heaven. My love and prayers to all her family who will hold dear memories of Chantelle.

Fred Frontino
February 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lori. I’m very sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to comfort you, but know that I am thinking of you and wishing you the best to help you get through this.

Ken, Tarrah and Family
February 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

Lori, our deepest sympathy to you during this most difficult time in your life….you know that Dori was waiting right there to lead her through the gates…she is free of all pain she suffered here on earth and is awaiting the reunion we will all have someday in heaven. If there is anything that we can do, please ask. God will carry you through this just continue to lean on him.

Love, The Gallie’s

Naomi and Jeff Kohrman
February 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

Lori, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. The kids from the pain program let us know. She touched so many hearts! Although we didn’t know her as long as many of your loved ones, she made a deep impression on us. Her courage and encouragement will long be remembered. May it comfort you to know she is no longer in pain, and the memories of her happy days will soothe your heart. She has been a blessing to all of us. We love you! Our prayers are with you and your family and we pray for His loving arms to be around you.
Love, Naomi and Jeff

Mike and Sondra Long
February 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Lori, we cant tell you how sorry we were to hear of Chantelle’s passing. Know that were thinking of both you and your family. Your in our prayers.

Carol and Lee Monroe
February 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Lori, We are saddened to hear of the passing of Chantelle. We express our sympathy to you and your family for your loss, and you are in our prayers. We were friends of Ron and Jan for many years and still miss them and the wonderful times we had with them. Fondly, Carol and Lee Monroe, 414 Horatio, Charlotte

Dennis and Lucy Platte
February 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

Dear Annette and Eric, Denny and I wanted to send our sympathy to you and the family during this sad time. Such a difficult thing to go through! May God comfort you and may Chantelle be carried directly to the arms of our loving Lord.

Kevin Kane
February 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

Lori: Theda shared the sad news with me and I have been thinking of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Tammy W. and Riley Penton
February 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Dear Lori, Dear Eric, and Dear Chrystal;Your daughter and sister was a blessing to many people. She touched so many lives and will live forever in our hearts. I pray for comfort and healing for all three…that is the way she would want it.

Jonni, Ana and Scott Belden
February 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm

We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts share your pain. May God comfort you at this time.

Larry and Mary Hennessey
February 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Sue Poxson passed the news on to us. We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ve told my parents, Marianne (Chantelle’s grandmother’s cousin) and Ray Hennessey, and they send their condolences, too.
-Larry and Mary Hennessey

May 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

I was on her bowling team many years ago. We hadn’t spoke in a while and I just saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. Belle is a beautiful woman.


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