Taylor Perring Bates, 26, of Bloomington, formerly of Chatsworth, died 7:06 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 30, 2018) as the result of a two-car accident on U.S. 24 east of Forrest.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, with Pastor Gary Fairchild officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials in Taylor’s name may be made to her family.

Taylor as 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 stepfather, Jody and Art Scharf, Chatsworth; one sister, Monica (Rich) Nolte, 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, Chatsworth; her dog, Callie; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

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

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

This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.calvertmemorial.com.