Cynthia M. Ludewig

Cynthia Lee Ludewig (nee Myers) gracefully departed this world on April 4th, 2024, lovingly surrounded by family. Born on April 2, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa, Cindy was the oldest daughter of Earl M. Myers and Marilyn J. Myers (nee Lewis). She is survived by her children: Elani Myers, Ollie Langhorst, and Emil Ludewig, as well as her cherished grandchildren, Scout and Rubin Langhorst. Cindy was a beloved sister to Eric (Brenda) Myers, Maureen (Charles) Toland, Michelle Gulick, and Tracy (Connie) Myers, and she leaves behind a legacy of love as a sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

A graduate of the University of Missouri- Columbia, Cindy earned her degree in Childhood Development/Human Relations. Her career path led her from the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to the ranks of Vista/Peace Corps in Cincinnati, Ohio and then to working with those with special needs for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Cindy pursued further education at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia, and later returned to her passion for art, pursuing Graduate Student Art courses at Lindenwood University. She worked at Child Grove School, took Waldorf Teacher Courses, and was supportive in the founding of the Waldorf School of St. Louis. As a devoted mediation practitioner for 50 years, she became a Bright Path meditation teacher, after attending a program in Spain.

She was a member of Drama Club at Berkeley High School and starred in several school plays and used her musical talents throughout her life. From her time as a lifelong Girl Scout, Cindy also found joy in the world of puppetry, enchanting audiences across St. Louis, Atlanta, Nebraska, and Maui with her costuming and performances. She was a painter, sketch artist, jewelry maker, seamstress, massage therapist, an Angel Card Reader, a member of the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis, worked at Regina Cleri, and volunteered with CAMP and as an Arts Educator for Parkway Schools.

Beyond her professional, spiritual, and creative achievements, Cindy will be remembered for her infectious friendliness and delightfully quirky personality. As we bid farewell to Cindy, let us celebrate a life lived with boundless creativity, unwavering kindness, and a steadfast commitment to making the world a brighter place. She will forever remain in our hearts, a beacon of inspiration and love.

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