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Michelle L Shields obituary 1964~2023


Michelle L Shields, of Chambersburg, PA passed away at the Chambersburg Hospital on Wednesday, May 24, 20023 after a long battle with cancer.

Michelle L Shields
Michelle L Shields

Born in Hanover, PA on April 30, 1964, she was the daughter of Arlet (Rill) Chronister of New Oxford, PA and the late Richard Chronister.

Michelle is survived by her husband, Brian W. Shields.

She had been employed before her illness as the Kitchen Manager at the Minnequa Social Club in Shippensburg, PA. Michelle was known for her cooking skills.

She was a member of the Shippensburg American Legion Auxiliary and the Minnequa Social Club.

In addition to her husband and mother, Michelle is survived by her two sons, Justin Leese (Jamie) of New Oxford, PA and Billy Dennerlein of Mechanicsburg, PA, four grandchildren, Reagan, Garett, Ashton and Juliette, two stepdaughters, Jessica Speelman of Boston, Mass and Ashley Kern (Jay) of Thomasvillle, PA, five step grandchildren, Michael, Tessa, Ella, Everley and Harper, a sister, Kelly Mower (Rodney) of Chambersburg, a brother, Michael Chronister (Jane) of East Berlin, PA and her in-laws, Ward & Erma Shields of Gettysburg, PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Freedom in Christ Church, 4042 Sycamore Grove Road, Chambersburg, PA on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 p.m. with Pastor John Pouge, officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 5-6 p.m.

Arrangements are entrusted to Monahan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Michelle Shields may be made to the Summit Health Foundation, 785 5th Avenue, Suite 1, Chambersburg, PA 17201, with “Oncology Bridge Fund” in the memo line, Gifts to the Oncology Bridge Fund relieve the financial burden on individuals and families undergoing cancer treatment by helping with living expenses like rent, utilities, groceries and transportation.

Online tributes and condolences can be made at the funeral home’s website.



Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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