November 11, 1976 ~ December 12, 2021

Born in: Muncie , IN
Resided in: Daleville, IN

Lisa Nicole Keating
November 11, 1976- December 12, 2021

A good firework display will captivate you with the bright, beautiful lights and your eyes
and mind will be drawn in to its spectacular display like magic. The problem with fireworks is
that they can only stay with us a few fleeting moments and then we are left remembering their
brilliance as the dark residue gently falls from the sky.
On December 12 th , 2021 our moments with the brilliant light that was Lisa Nicole
Keating came to an end. A brave and incredibly strong spirit, Nicole was the true epitome of a
warrior and a huge supporter of self advocacy. Her legacy to all those that followed her story is
to never stop pursuing answers and always listen to your body. No one knows your body as
well as you do. Don’t be afraid to search for medical assistance that brings comfort to your
body and mind.
To those that knew her personally, the struggle to find light in the darkness will be an
ongoing challenge. Nicole brought beauty and purpose to everything in life. From her love of
all things Marilyn Monroe to her talent behind a camera, she captured the essence of everyone
and every situation that life presented to her. Her biggest passion in life was her two children,
Jesse and Devlin. From coaching them in soccer to assisting with wedding plans, Nicole was
always there with them. And there was no where else she’d have rather been. She always
fostered a relationship of love, honesty and humor while raising them. She considered her
primary mission in life to be molding them into loving and strong people.
Nicole has probably already had a joyous reunion with those that passed before her-
father Bradford Keating, step mother Kathy Keating and her beautiful grandson Nicolas
Tomlinson. The people she left behind are filled with grief but blessed for having known her.
Her mother Barbara Clark (husband Mark), son Jesse Tomlinson (wife Michelle), daughter
Devlin Arteaga (wife Carmela), brother Brad Keating (wife Marty), sister Tina Tipton (husband
Stan), sister Naomi Castor, sister Christina Swoveland (husband Jason), brother Troy Tuttle and
close to her heart was Brittanie, Cayson, Rilya, and Weston as well as many more aunts, uncles,
nieces, and nephews.
Nicole was able to receive invaluable supplies and services from The Little Red Door. She
would have wanted anyone who felt so moved to donate to their worthy cause. The support
they offer people who are sick and suffering is truly life changing. We honor Nicole by honoring
her wish for those that knew her and loved her- advocate for your health, embrace every
moment of life with gratitude, and love fully in everything you do.
“Life is like fireworks. You can close your eyes and be scared or open them and enjoy the

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Many many prayers to your family she seemed like such a beautiful spirit. Fly high beautiful!! Your wisdom will never grow old and will be told for generations to come. You have inspired so many and touch so many hearts.

  3. I loved you the very moment I heard your voice over the phone. I always knew my whole life that something or someone was missing. The day I found out you were my aunt my heart instantly found a spot for you. I miss you so. And wish we only had more time to get to know each other even more. I have so many questions and so many unspoken years of I love you’s built up. Forever in my heart. I know your swimming in the sky flying through the clouds. ☁️ hey look theirs one shaped like a manatee!

  4. I’m sorry about the pain you going to with losing your mom I really hope things get better keep your head up ok😇😇

  5. Nicole wanted this read at her service/celebration of life get-together.

    The Invitation

    It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

    It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

    It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.

    I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

    I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

    I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

    It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true

    I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

    If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

    I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

    I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes.’

    It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.

    I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

    It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
    I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

    It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
    I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

    I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

    by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  6. I was blessed to know you and I am a better person because of you. I love and miss you my friend, fly high and rest easy. ❤

  7. You will be sorely missed by many, but God will take good care of you and your families. I’m glad I knew you!

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