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Cole Daniel Evans

Birth Date: May 21, 2003
Death Date: March 5, 2019

Cole Daniel Evans, 15, of Forsyth, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in his home. 

Cole was born May 21, 2003, in Decatur, to Derek and Kristen (Barnett) Evans. He was a freshman at Maroa-Forsyth High School. Cole was an Avid Cubs fan, loved to hunt, fish and play sports, but most of all, he loved spending time with his buddies patronizing the local Forsyth restaurants. 

He is survived by his parents, Derek Evans of Forsyth and Kristen Evans of Forsyth; his brother, Brock Evans of Forsyth; two uncles, Brett (Katie) Barnett of Chicago and Jason (Migumie) Evans of Tokyo, Japan; paternal grandparents, Mike (Mary) Evans of Decatur and maternal grandparents, Jane (Don) Queary of Maroa and Dan Barnett of Decatur; paternal great-grandfather, Richard Evans of Decatur; three great-uncles, Daniel Evans of DecaturTerry (Kelli) Barnett of Rockford, IL and Richard (Cindy) Hanes of Maroa; two great-aunts, Diane (Marshall) England of Portland, OR and Kathy Vathakos of Fort Myers, FL. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Cole Evans will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maroa Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated for a memorial scholarship fund in Cole’s name. 

The family of Cole Evans is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

March 10, 2019
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
March 11, 2019
10:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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March 11, 2019
Maroa Township Cemetery
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  1. I am so sorry to read about your loss. The Bible provides comfort and hope at Revelation 21:4,5. It speaks of when death will be done away with stating, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Verse 5 says, ” Look! I am making all things new.” This promise from God will come true!

  2. Cole Evans

    Written by: Larry & Sally Pickett

    Larry & Sally Pickett
    I cannot imagine what you are going through. It is a great loss for you and anyone knowing Cole. We did not personally know Cole, but listening to his friends letters was so inspiring. May God Bless your family and carry you at this time. We are praying for all of you.

  3. Prayers

    Written by: Sue Kowa

    Kristen, I’m so sorry to hear of Cole’s passing. Your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  4. Harvey's

    Written by: Bob Harvey

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and paryers. God be with all of you.

  5. Kristen, Brock and family, I am so incredibly sorry for this sudden loss of your dear son and brother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God somehow comfort you during this very difficult time and help heal your broken hearts. I am so sorry.

  6. Jill Warner (Stenger)

    Written by: Jill Warner

    Kristen –
    Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I wish you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead; knowing you have memories to hold in your heart for always.
    Jill Warner (Stenger)

  7. Kristen,
    Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I wish you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead, knowing you have memories to hold in your heart for always.
    Jill Warner (Stenger)

  8. Derek and family. Our hearts go out to you and your family as you morn the loss of your beautiful son. May your beautiful memories of Cole sustain you during this incredibly difficult time and always.
    With love and prayers,
    Aunt Julie and Uncle Bruce Fulton

  9. We are keeping the family, friends, and classmates of Cole in our prayers for comfort, strength, and peace during this difficult time. We cherish the memories we have of Cole that we shared in choir, at La Fondita, and B-Dubs. He touched everyone with his quiet charm and warm smile.

  10. My heart is breaking for you! So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  11. With love and memory of Cole Daniel Evans

    Written by: Patrick J McDonough

    Kristen, I’m so sorry to hear about Cole. You are in our prayers.

    Patrick and Diana McDonough

  12. Kristen, Brock, and family,
    We hope your faith can guide you through this extremely difficult and life changing event. Our prayers are with you and your family.


    Bev & Steve Stenger

  13. My sincere condolences to this young man’s family and friends. My heart breaks for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort through God’s almighty hands.

  14. My deepest sympathy for your family and friends. This entire community is here to lift you up through this difficult time.

  15. Our condolences on the passing of Cole. Words can not express the sadness and heartbreak you must be feeling. May you find comfort in your faith as well as with family and friends during this time and the coming days. Prayers for comfort and peace knowing he’s with our Heavenly Father.

  16. angel

    Written by: Brenda brown

    I’m so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers with you all handsome man he will be greatly missed and hearts forever

  17. Roger Grimmett

    Written by: Roger Grimmett

    Derek and Kristin……Brenda and I send our heartfelt condolences to the both of you and Brock at the passing of Cole. We are so, so, sorry and can’t even imagine your pain and grief. Keeping you close in thought and prayer!

  18. Kristen and Evans Family…I’m so very sorry for your loss. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Michelle Michael waitress at Steak ‘n Shake where he came in on a regular basis with his grandparents as well as his parents. My heart truly breaks for you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless you all

  20. Kristen and family, My heart breaks for you, many prayers and hugs for you in the days to come. May God comfort you during this unimaginable time.

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