Taylor Perring Bates

BLOOMINGTON — Taylor Perring Bates, 26, of Bloomington, formerly of Chatsworth, sister of a Gibson City resident, died at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, as a result of a two-car accident on U.S. 24 east of Forrest.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, with the Rev. Gary Fairchild officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home.

Taylor was born June 17, 1991, in Pontiac, a daughter of Jody Schunke. She married Jon Bates on Dec. 23, 2011, in Gibson City.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Jody and Art Scharf of Chatsworth; one sister, Monica (Rich) Nolte of Gibson City; four nieces and nephews, Karleigh, Emma, Tyler and Alex Freehill; one great-niece, Kendall Rosenbeck; her special dad and his wife, Bruce (Ruth) Perring of Chatsworth; and her dog, Callie. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Taylor was preceded in death by her father, Russell Cook; one sister, Jennifer Perring; and her maternal grandparents.

Taylor was educated in Prairie Central schools and attended Parkland College. She was the director of the after-school program at the East Side Boys & Girls Club in Chatsworth, where she loved her job and the children she directed. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed iceskating with her nieces and nephews, boating, kayaking, hiking and swimming with her friends and family.

Memorials in her name may be made to her family.

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