Carol Adrian (Fuller) Evans, age 87, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family in her Punta Gorda, Florida home.\r\n\r\nBorn in Quincy, IL, on April 27, 1933, to the late Theodore Emmett and Esther Mae Fuller, she was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jean Fuller; sister, Myrna Virgene Whan; and grandson, Kristopher David Kindle. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Evans, three daughters, Christina Kindle of Murfreesboro, TN; Cynthia Cruea of Punta Gorda, FL; and Catherine Brummett of Edmonds,WA; along with 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and several extended family members.\r\n\r\nCarol spent her formative years growing up alongside her younger sister in Quincy, Illinois. She was gifted with a beautiful voice and sang in the Methodist Church adult choir at an early age. It was here that she met the love of her life, Calvin Evans, when they were twelve years old.\r\n\r\nAfter marrying and eventually settling in Wataga, IL, with her growing family, Carol continued to expand her vocal talents as a member of the Galesburg Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Her family grew up listening to her lilting voice drifting through their home.\r\n\r\nCarol enrolled in Carl Sandburg Jr. College and earned her Registered Nurse License in 1975. She worked as an RN in Galesburg, IL, Alliance, NE, and Memphis, TN, before retiring to Punta Gorda, FL, where she obtained a Massage Therapy License in 2008 as a way to keep herself active.\r\n\r\nCarol's main focus was always her family and her church. She was our stability, our compass, and remains the voice that comforts us in times of uncertainty.\r\nCarol was pure love, expressed in kindness, honesty, strength and Song.\r\n\r\nHer kindness revealed her generosity, her care to detail as a homemaker and caregiver, and her outreach to family and friends.\r\n\r\nHer honesty created a safe harbor of integrity for any within her home.\r\nShe always wanted to do the right thing and do it well. She walked the walk.\r\n\r\nHer strength was shown in her unwavering ability to support her daughters and husband and family. She brought comfort and reassurance,\r\nalways loyal, always loving and always there.\r\n\r\nHer Song was simply beautiful and joyous as was her laughter.\r\n\r\nIt has been said that the only emotion close to Love is Gratitude. It is in Carol that we are so blessed to know both. Carol, we love you and thank you always.\r\n\r\nA Celebration of Life and burial will be held at Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond, IL on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jessica Baldyga officiating.\r\n\r\nThe family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.