DeAnna Ludwig Stone was born on April 2, 1970 in Louisville, Kentucky and passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Baptist Health. DeAnna was a wonderful and loving mother, daughter, sister, Aunt, cousin, and friend that will genuinely be missed by all whom knew her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: Her son Austyn Stone; life partner Brian McNutt; mother Donna Cox Ludwig; sister Danielle Logsdon; and father of her child, Shane Stone. She is also survived by her nephew, Jordan Beavers (Destani Mahoney); niece, Jericha “Taylor” Beavers (Dean Sturm), and Great Niece Avery Rose. She also has a host of Aunts and Uncles. She is proceeded in death and welcomed home by her father Danny Ludwig.
Growing up, DeAnna was known by family and friends alike to be warm-hearted, caring, and funny. She was a good story teller, always non-judgmental, trustworthy, and you could confide in her about anything because she kept secrets. She loved being with her cousins and often was the ring leader of mischief. For example, she purposefully flooded the basement so that they could slip and slide, and would sneak out in her mother’s Volkswagen Beetle in the middle of the night for a spin with cousins in tow. When playing Truth or Dare, she would always take the Dare, and would have the cousins in stiches laughing the whole time as she would moon others, streak around the block, or sneak to nip adult beverages. The cousins had beautiful singing voices and loved music. They were destined for greatness, so they thought, often entertaining the family with Karaoke at every occasion, and even recorded a tape while at King’s Island with big dreams of stardom.
DeAnna attended and graduated from South Louisville Christian School. She was multi-talented and played the saxophone in the orchestra and participated in the choir as well. She also enjoyed playing the piano. Upon graduation, she worked numerous jobs before becoming self-employed cleaning houses. She was a hard worker, loved to clean, and built up a successful cliental. She would later work with the elderly, whom unquestionably loved her because she was caring, sympathetic, and went out of her way to make them feel comfortable.
DeAnna loved all people compassionately, especially her son whom she affectionately called “Boog.” She doted over her son. He was her world, her reason for being, and the love and joy of her life. She wanted nothing but the best for him and supported him on every step in his journey. Austyn will always love his mother as immensely as she loved him, and described her as being a really good person that wanted to help others out, although she had her own struggles. She had just as much love for her sister Danielle. They didn’t always get along as often sisters don’t, but one thing is for sure she was the protector of her baby sister and wouldn’t let anybody mess with her. She also had a way with kids and they all wanted to be with Aunt Dee, especially her Great Niece Avery Rose, whom adored her.
DeAnna would not want us to spend a minute weeping and mourning for her. Instead she dares all of us to remember her by what she enjoyed…laughing, caring, rejoicing and most of all singing.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hosparus of Louisville.
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