Hisako Avants

July 3, 1928December 29, 2012

Hisako Avants “Speed”, 84. Hisako was preceded by her husband Alton and daughter Allyson. She is survived by her devoted children Jarry, Edward (Helen), Judy (Steve) Buzzard, Cathy and Raymond (Anne), loving grandchildren Kristopher (Jessica), Eric (Brandy), Michael, Ryan, Kassy Jo (Anthony), Alec, Kyle, Danica, Allyson, Calli, Ryland, Evan and Kellan, great grandchildren Madison, Alexus, Gaige, Michael and Xander, and lifelong “sister” Frances Leo and her family. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Info 708-636-1193 or


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Allie Avants

January 15, 2013

Miss you grandma ,

Teresa Fegan

January 7, 2013

Dear Judy, Michael, Ryan and the entire Avants family, I want to extend my deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. I am sincerely saddened at her passing. I hope you can find comfort in her memories. She always had a kind greeting upon seeing me and always extended warm wishes. She will be missed. God's blessing to you and yours at this most difficult time. Teresa Fegan

Matt & Meghan Oswald

January 2, 2013

We are truly saddened by the passing of Speed. She was such a wonderful and kind woman and she will be missed by so many. We're so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

January 2, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Sincerely, Ron Brummet

R. Garnett

January 1, 2013

My deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort certainly provide such during your time of grief. I hope your cherished memories of Hisako Avant bring a smile to your face and family support help you day by day until you hear her voice again

Sandy McNicholas

December 31, 2012

Kathy, Kyle & Family

I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful, fond memories of your mom growing up - she was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly.


Sandy & Jim

December 31, 2012

May the God of comfort and peace be with you in the days ahead.