Laveta R. Filisky, 97, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on July 6, 1921 in Pana, Illinois to the late William J. and Clara (Gundel) Crawford. Laveta had been a resident of Highlands County since 1984 coming from Pana, Illinois and attended Eastside Christian Church in Lake Placid, Florida.

She is survived by her son, Michael Filisky (Sue) of Avon Park, Florida; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Filisky; brothers, Paul Crawford and William Crawford; and sister, Katherine Vaughn.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Eastside Christian Church in Lake Placid with Pastor Ray Culpepper officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 or the charity of your choice.

Service entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Online condolences may be left at

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