NORMAL — Kathryn LaVerne Evans of Normal will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house and card shower from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Knights of Columbus, 1706 RT Dunn Drive, Bloomington.

She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Fletcher, one of eight children of Dan and Katie Leary.

Her four children are Linda Zehr, Mark (Debbie) Evans, Laurie (Jeff) Swartz, all of Normal; and Michael (Diane) Evans, LeRoy, deceased. There are eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Bloomington and was a nurse for over 40 years. She then worked in the office of Nussbaum Trucking for 15 years.

She always has been an avid traveler, quilter and card player. She is a member of St. Mary's Church, Bloomington.