Taylor Allison Bentley, 27, of Fayette, Ohio, died Aug. 10, 2019, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, the result of a motor vehicle accident.
She was born April 28, 1992, in Fort Campbell, Ky., to Tracey (Hansen) and Troy Bentley.
She graduated in 2011 from Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, having moved around a lot during her childhood. After moving to Wauseon, she worked as a cashier at Walmart and attended classes at Northwest State Community College. Currently, she was working at Kamco Industries in West Unity, Ohio.
Taylor became engaged to Randy Hardee on Dec. 25, 2015, and her world revolved around their children. They enjoyed being together and riding around the area on their motorcycle. Her family and friends knew her for her sassy and free-spirited personality and for the deep love she had for her children. Taylor’s giving spirit transcended even her death, gifting life to others through organ donation.
Taylor is survived by her parents, Tracey (and Matthew) Howard of Tampa, Fla., and Troy (and Melisa) Bentley of rural Fayette; fiancée, Randy Lee Hardee, Jr., of Fayette; their children, Ryann, Blakley and Van; her maternal grandmother, Constance Hansen of Acworth, Ga.; her paternal step-grandparents, Mike and Amy Cuff of Fayette; her siblings, Tim Hansen of Orlando, Fla., Addisyn Bentley of Fayette, and Jesse Howard of Tampa; her aunts and uncles, Steve (and Sandy) Hansen of Acworth, Ga., Tracy (and Kelly) Bentley of Fayette, Jody Bentley of Morenci, Mich., Rob (and Kami) Bentley of Montpelier, Ohio; and her step-aunt and uncle, Tina Cuff and Michael Cuff, both of Fayette.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Stephen Hansen, and her paternal grandparents, Carson and Carol Bentley.
Cremation will take place. Visitation is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Bandy officiating. Following the service, a dinner will be shared at the Fayette United Methodist Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to a fund established at any Sherwood State Bank to support her children.