Elizabeth Frances “Liza” Belair Obituary

August 07, 2009 –


DELIA – Elizabeth Frances “Liza” Belair, Watchkee, 19, of Delia, died Wednesday, August 5, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born September 15, 1989, the daughter of Virgil Shopteese, Jr. and Sharon L. Belair. She graduated from Rossville High School in 2008.

Liza was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Drum Religion. She sang in the choir in high school and loved animals and being outdoors.

She worked for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe.

Liza was preceded in death by grandparents, Virgil Shopteese, Sr., Delilah Allen Shopteese, and Lorraine Jackson.

Survivors include her father, Virgil Shopteese, Jr. and wife Sabrina, Delia; her mother, Sharon L. Belair, Delia; two sisters, Sarah Jane Hurt, Topeka and Theresa Ann Belair, of the home; one brother, Albert Frances Belair, of the home; grandfather, Joe Hale, Mayetta; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Liza will lie in state until 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Drum Services will be held Sunday evening at the Dance Ground, west of Mayetta. Burial will be Monday afternoon in the Old Dance Ground Cemetery west of Mayetta. On-line condolences may be made at

(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home-Hoyt, Kan.)