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Eudora L. 'Tinker' Ladley

May 14, 2021

Eudora L. "Tinker" Ladley, 82, formerly of Clayton passed away peacefully on Friday evening, May 14, 2021, at Samaritan Keep Home, where she had resided for the past two years.

Tinker was born March 5, 1939 in Wilmington DE, daughter of Arthur J. and Eudora H. (Joseph) Lambert, and she graduated from Vineland Academy in New Jersey. She married Edwin S. "Ed" Ladley, Jr. in 1969 in West Chester PA and they resided on Round Island and in the village for many years. Ed died on November 15, 2018.

Tinker worked in accounting, the last several years for Foley's Jewelry in Wilmington DE and she retired in 2003. Tinker trained as a ballerina in her youth with the noted dance teacher Antony Tudor. She loved opera, dogs and all animals, gardening, and she was an excellent cook.

Tinker is survived by her step daughters, Sandra E. Ladley, Clayton and Albany, CA, Cynthia F. "Cindy" and Patrick C. Larkins, Sr., Cape Vincent, and Jennifer L. and Charles A. Costantino, Clayton; one grandchild, six step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her son Edwin S. "Rick" Ladley III, November 28, 1989, and her brother Emil Lambert.

In accordance with her wishes, the service will be held privately at the graveside in Pennsylvania at a later time.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tinker's name may be made to SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601.


#2 Christine Koch 2021-05-16 15:42
I am so sorry to hear of Tinker's passing. I have lovely memories of being a summer nanny at Round Island. The kids and I had a sweet little cottage to ourselves at the top of the hill. Tinker and Ed took me is as if I were family and were very kind to me.
My love to Sandy, Cindy and Jen.
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#1 Dennis Honeywell 2021-05-16 11:26
I’m saddened to read of the passing of a good friend from Clayton, Tinker Ladley. Oh what good times we had with Tinker and Ed. Fishing, eating, hanging out and even just passing on the street. My thoughts are with the family in Clayton...also good friends. I’ll spend some time now recalling those good times spent with Tinker and Ed. I’m proud to have known them both.
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