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On November 9, 2023, the world lost a truly special soul. Anita Lynn Lisby, aged 55, gracefully left this world to join her daughter Amanda in eternity. Born on September 17, 1968, in Indianapolis, Anita brought joy and radiance to every life she touched.
Anita's journey was a tapestry of resilience and exuberance. Throughout her varied career, she found her true passion as a purveyor of Paparazzi Jewelry. Her shop, "Anita's Sassy Bling Shop," became a haven for the "Sassy Bunch," a community of friends who were more like family. Anita's impending promotion to Director and the anticipation of the upcoming Convention in her home state of Indiana filled her heart with excitement.
Anita's love affair with all things pretty and girly began at the tender age of 6 when she won the Clinton County Princess title. This experience ignited a lifelong fascination with beauty, parades, and even a chance to visit North Dakota, where she explored Mt. Rushmore and Bedrock City. Meeting Sandy Allen, the tallest woman in the world, became a friend, and Anita's collection of flower stones from her travels became treasures close to her heart.
Her upbringing in a Masonic family, involvement in Job's Daughters, and her mother in Eastern Star shaped Anita's character. She was in a play and forgot her lines, and a kindly older woman stepped up with the book and told her "You will make mistakes, be sure to give them a show". A brilliant and eloquent individual, she learned this valuable lesson and took it to heart, a principle that guided her through every endeavor
Anita had an uncanny ability to find treasures in the most unexpected places. From collecting shells in Florida to sharing moments of surprise with critters, her life was a series of delightful discoveries. Her charismatic nature made her the life of every party, a frequent visitor to The Pub, and someone who never met a stranger.
Anita's dedication to her family knew no bounds. Working tirelessly, often clocking in 60-80 hours a week, she ensured her children never went without. Her home became a refuge for many, a sanctuary for wayward children, and her generosity extended even from a hospital bed, where she tirelessly sought to help others in need.
Becoming a grandmother brought immeasurable joy to Anita's life. Her love and care for her grandchildren, Annika, Bentley, Elijah, and Victor, were boundless. Her sentimental nature was evident in her cherished collection of her children's toys and clothes stored away with love.
Anita's strong and outspoken personality was softened by her kindness and eloquence. She was never afraid to speak her mind, yet her words were always delivered with a gentle touch, leaving no room for hurt feelings. Her passing leaves a void that will be felt deeply, and she will be dearly missed by her children Christopher, Robert (Lindy), and Shane, her grandchildren, her mother Janet, her siblings Nina and David (Shannon), aunt Linda Griffin, her husband Timothy Lisby, her Sassy Bunch, and countless friends.
Anita now rests in peace, reunited with her father Andy and her beloved daughter Amanda.