February 12, 1954 ~ July 6, 2022
Born in: Chester, Illinois
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois
Ella Mae Bates Lomprez, 68, of Taylorville, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family.
Ella was born February 12, 1954, in Chester, the daughter of Ernest and Viva (Smith) Bates. She graduated from Edinburg High School with the Class of 1972 and went on to work for over 35 years as an account analyst for Franklin Life Insurance and then AIG. Ella was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville and was a past treasurer for Red Bland Little League. Her greatest joy in life was irritating her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wanda Bottoms; and two brothers, Bill and Jim Bates.
Ella is survived by her daughters, Angela (husband, Kenny) Stewart of Taylorville, Dawn (fiancé, Nick Durbin) Pease of Taylorville, and Alicia Daily of Owaneco; grandchildren, Haley Stewart, Coady Stoldt, Courtney Stoldt, Dezaree Daily, Alliyah Daily, Kylee Craft, Wyatt Craft, Bella Kail, and Bre Bottoms; brother, Galen (wife, Linda) Bates of Edinburg; sister, Lola (husband, Jim) Kail of Litchfield; sister-in-law, Marsha Bates of Taylorville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and hundreds of bonus children.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Sharpsburg, with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. A celebration of life will follow at the Moose Lodge #1516, 720 McAdam Drive, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Ella, or to offer condolences to her family.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ella Mae Bates Lomprez's name.