Shelby Sanders


Date of Birth  September 17, 1992
Date of Death  January 4, 2014


Shelby Renea Sanders, 21, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died January 4, 2014 at Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

She was born the daughter of James Paul Sanders and Pauline Jean Chama, September 17, 1992 at Wellington, Kansas.

Shelby spent part of her childhood in Caldwell, Kansas before her family moved to Horton, Kansas and then to Bartlesville, Oklahoma in December of 2009.

Shelby loved playing softball as a youngster and then enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball as she grew older.  Family was important to her and her motto was “Ohana”, which meant family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.  True to this motto, when Felica moved into her own apartment Shelby was there buying furniture for her.  She loved her mom and sister very much and her fiancé Jesse. She would help anyone who needed it.

When her son Kayden was born, her whole life changed and he became one of the most important things in her life. 

Shelby is survived by her son, Kayden Terry of Bartlesville, OK; mother, Pauline Hopkins of Bartlesville, OK; sisters, Felica Sanders of Bartlesville, OK, Jennifer Waldorf of Arkansas City, KS; fiancé Jesse Terry of Bartlesville, OK; nephew, Terrell Sanders of Bartlesville, OK; father, James Sanders of Mulvane, KS; uncle Paul Chama, many aunties, uncles and cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell.

Memorials may be given in Shelby's name to the Shelby Sanders Memorial Fund in care of Bank First or Schaeffer Mortuary.



Condolences to Shelby's family. She was a wonderful and beautiful young lady. I always saw her with a smile, and to hear of her passing was a sad day for everyone. She will be missed greatly. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

May the Creator guide you on your journey home and take good care of you until your family can be reunited with you. Love you Shelby... Pauline I am so sorry, I do not know what else to tell you, love and prayers to you and the rest of the family.

Sis. Pauline, My Prayers are with you in your hour of sorrow. I am so honored to have help you in making arrangements for the homegoin service of your beloved daughter and hopeful that I was helpful to you during this tragic time. Thank you for asking me to perform the Eulogy. I will continue to hold you up in Prayer and I will see you tomorrow. May the Lord Bless and Keep you until then...

Many prayers for this family trying to think of words to say but all I can say is so very sorry and wish much love, hugs and prays at this difficult time

For our dear Ponca family the Pages & Chamas, may Wakanda be with you every day in the coming years as you remember Cody & Shelby & Dennis with fondness, I know we will. These losses are enough to break anyone, but you are strong and will survive by your faith. Condolences to all.

I went to the store with Crystal and her Aunt Elizabeth who was my wife! To get some meat for me to cook for Fri. eve. I had cooked chicken 1/4 for Shelby and her sis on special occasions, because that's what they wanted and liked! They fell in love with a marinade, not of my own but one I bought at the local Dollar Store which I'm sorry to say I could not find since it's closing! Have a marinade ur Aunt Libb picked out, hope all will like it! I always cherished the words when u called me uncle bob! I'll do my best for u girl! Love Uncle Bob!

Pauline, Paul and family,
My heart breaks for all of you at the tragic loss of Shelby. I didn't get to know her personally, but knowing both of you and how wonderful and special you are I know she was an Amazing and Wonderful person as well. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I can't be with you tomorrow in person, but know that I am with you in spirit and will be thinking about you all day tomorrow. My love to each of you. May you be comforted as you lay Shelby to rest. Sending hugs, prayers and love.

Paul and Pauline,
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I was able to make the services. My prayers go out to your family. I love you guys and I hope that if you need anything you don't hesitate to call.

Dear Pauline, Uncle Paul, sisters Felica & Jennifer W.,

In this time of such sadness, may the Lord lead you to a place of peace.

Wishing you courage to help see you through each day and to know many heartfelt thoughts are with you now and always.

Hoping your memories of Shelby will always warm your heart & bring so much comfort your way.

We share your loss with love and understanding.

very sorry for ur loss

i think about you every single day, I miss you more than words can even come close to explaining.