Ella Mae Bates Lomprez

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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.




Visitation: July 11, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Graveside Ceremony: July 12, 2022 11:00 am

Bethel Baptist Cemetery

Sharpsburg, IL 62568

Celebration of Life: July 12, 2022 12:00 pm

Moose Lodge #1516
720 McAdam Drive
Taylorville, IL 62568

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ella Mae Bates Lomprez 's name.

American Cancer Society

PO Box 42040
Oklahoma City, OK

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  1. Ella I will miss your smile and all the advice you have given me over the years. Thank you for raising three of the strongest women I know and for putting them in my life. Rest in Peace! My deepest condolences to all of her family.

  2. She was and still is loved beyond measure. I am keeping you all in my prayers. A wonderful lady that was taken too soon. Sending love to you all. ❤️

    • She was and still is loved beyond measure. I am keeping you all in my prayers. A wonderful lady that was taken too soon. Sending love to you all. ❤️

  3. So sorry for your families loss. I consider her a friend that I will dearly miss. She was my new friend. I’m really sorry for your loss, sending prayers 🙏 ❤️, and my deepest and sincere condolences. Love you guys.

  4. Ella will be sadly missed by everybody that knew her. My heart goes out to all her family.

  5. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. It was my privilege to have known Ella . I enjoyed visiting with her at the Moose.
    Great lady!

  6. I worked at Franklin Life with Ella, my condolences to your family. She had a great sense of humor.

  7. Ella Mae was like a sister to me back in the 60’s. I miss her and all the laughter and tears we shared. Prayers to her family.

  8. To the family of Ella: I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ella at The FRANKLIN, always a happy Pleasant person. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers .

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