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Deanne Stone


Deanne Stone, 55 of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Barns-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.

Deanne was born Dec. 27, 1968, in Portsmouth, VA, a daughter of Jon and Linda Sellers VanLandeghem.

She married Troy on Oct. 26, 2017.

Dee, was a truly remarkable woman whose vibrant spirit and infectious laughter touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She left this world with a hole only love and laughter can attempt to fill. Her charisma and open-heartedness made her a magnet for companionship, and maintained strong, lasting connections throughout her life. Her ability to make others feel loved was a testament to the genuine kindness that defined her life-long career in customer service.

Our ‘Smiley’ truly epitomized her handle, earned in her time as a truck driver. In her enforcement of the law, she also upheld a standard of enviable empathy and compassion. Dee brought a radiant energy to every room she entered.

Let us not grieve the loss of Dee but celebrate and pay forward the positivity that she showed to everyone around her.

Deanne is survived by her husband, Troy Adam Stone of Carlinville; father, Jon (Shirley) VanLandeghem of Imperial, MO; mother, Linda Wickenhauser of Cuba, MO; daughters, Sarah Winston of Carlinville, Nicole “Nikki” Dixon; son, Daniel Dixon of Carlinville; step-son, Erik Watson; step-daughter, Ashley (Brady) Lewis; grandsons, Tanner Winston, Colton Miller; granddaughter, Emma Stadge; step-grandson, Chandler Lewis; brother, Jon (Cassie) VanLandeghem of High Ridge, MO.

Memorials may be made to Lion’s Club.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.