Ava J. Allen

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Ava J.

  • Visitation
    • Saturday, January 14th, from 12:30pm until 4:30pm at Heritage Funeral Homes – Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th St.)
  • Funeral Service
    • Saturday, January 14th, at 4:30pm at Heritage Funeral Homes – Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th St.)


Ava Jordan Allen was born March 22, 2005, in Milwaukee, WI. Ava was the loving daughter of Timothy O. Allen Jr. and Melissa A. (Tadych) & Robert Burdette. She had a zest for life and brought joy to the world even before she was born. Ava expressed herself in every breath.

She was an eager student in her senior year at Franklin High School with plans to attend college with passions for videography and psychology. Throughout her life, she was driven by a desire to succeed and make her parents proud. Her motivation took her on a journey of achieving many milestones, from learning to walk and ride a bike to driving her own car. Each achievement brought her joy and pride, and she brightened the world with her light and enthusiasm. Those who knew and loved her treasured the opportunity to watch her grow.

Ava was an energetic and creative young woman who enjoyed a variety of hobbies and activities. In her free time, she enjoyed making Tiktoks, expanding her shoe collection, experimenting with different makeup looks, and driving around in her car while listening to music. She was an athletic person who loved playing basketball and swimming and had a deep appreciation for nature. Ava was known for her kindness and assertiveness and was a lifelong learner with an intuitive understanding of the world around her.

Ava is survived by her brothers Robert Burdette Jr., Ryan Burdette, and her sister Emma Burdette; her paternal grandmother Jane Ostrenga and paternal Aunt Nicole Allen; maternal grandparents John and Aurelia “Dolly” Tadych, maternal Aunt Shannon Tadych(Mark) and maternal Uncle Johnny Tadych(Migdalia); her paternal cousins Devante Allen, Mackenzie Allen, and Elijah Allen; and maternal cousin Antonio Tadych. Ava left this world alongside her cousin Jaelen Yracheta.

Though she will never have chance to meet those siblings, cousins, and other relatives that will succeed her, they will know the impact she has had on the lives of all who knew and loved her. Her memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Ava will continue to be a source of inspiration and guidance for future generations.


  1. Sharon and Phil Lentz January 6, 2023 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. No words are sufficient to express the loss and sorrow we all feel.

  2. James Sutter January 6, 2023 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    No words can describe this loss, Ava your presence lightened up the room,, it was an honor to have you in our lives and I will cherish every moment and memory we have shared, You will be missed more then words can explain, I love you

  3. Barbara Hughes January 6, 2023 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Ava and Family: I remember when I saw you at River Bend with your Mom when she
    was pregnant with Emma sunbathing. You lit up a room just like your Mom. There are no
    words that can express how sorry I am that your life was taken. No words can be said but
    know that you touched the world in the time you were with family and friends.
    Love, Aunt Barb Hughes

  4. Migdalia Rosario & Uncle John "Johnny" Tadych January 7, 2023 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Beautiful Niece,

    Your beauty, loving personality, and fun spirit will forever live in our hearts. I’m so honored to have gotten to know you and Uncle Johnny loves you so very much. I, personally, will forever cherish our moments lived at family gatherings, birthday parties, the 2022 WI Dells family trip, Christmas Cookie Bake, our day trip to Chicago, and the many phone calls and video chats. Our hearts are so shattered and we cannot comprehend why your life was taken so soon. Please know that your name will forever live on.

    Uncle Johnny and I miss you and we love you. May God forever have you by his side watching over us all. We know that you are as BEAUTIFUL as an angel in Heaven, as you were here on Earth. God Bless You.

  5. Alex Sutter January 8, 2023 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Ava I miss you and love you. We grew up together and we have so many fun and crazy memories of our time with you including countless weekends at riverbend, birthday parties, making vines together, pranking our siblings, going trick or treating, family Christmases, and playing basketball against each other. I remember one night we snuck into James’ room and cut his hair while he was sleeping lol and that kind of sums up what type of person you were lol. Always loving and wanting to have fun and mess around with us. I know you are in a better place right now and that I am happy for. I will never forget you and our time together. I miss you and please don’t have too much fun in heaven without us lol. Can’t wait to see you again. Love Alex ❤️

  6. rosamaria Krake January 12, 2023 at 6:48 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family of this beautiful young lady Ava takin too soon. You are in my prayers!!!

  7. Annette Ruiz January 13, 2023 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Ava,

    You will be missed so deeply. Will miss your smile and your smuggles. You will now be joined in heaven with Grandma and Grandpa Ruiz. ABUELOS Ruiz will be there to comfort you with open arms. Love you Ava

    Tio’s Felipe and Annette Ruiz

  8. JAMES A OSTRENGA February 10, 2023 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I am saddened by the loss of Ava. I remember and very young toddler sharing the bed with her Dad, Timothy and being loved unconditionally by her Grandmother, Jane.

    I send my very best to the entirety family. My prayers will follow Ava in heaven.

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