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Virginia Ellen "Ginny" Ladig Mar 20, 1942 - Jan 04, 2020

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Virginia (Ginny) Ellen Ladig (nee Benson), 77, of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on January 4, 2020.

Ginny was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on March 20, 1942, to the late Arthur and Maude Benson.  She graduated from The Rayen School in 1960 and Youngstown State University in 1964. After graduating from college Ginny married the love of her life, Robert A. Ladig, in August 1964.  Ginny and Bob first moved to New Jersey, then to Delaware and Virginia before finally settling in Glen Mills in 1977.  Early in their married life Ginny taught elementary school in Newark, NJ, and Hightstown, NJ.  She also taught one year at Penncrest High School before finally “retiring” after giving birth to her only child, Peter Benson Ladig.  Ginny, however, did not give up educating children, volunteering her time at Concord Friends Pre-school, where she taught and played music for the children.  Ginny also volunteered at the very first site of the Rachel Kohl Community Library in the old Concord Elementary School and continued into today’s dedicated library building. She also was a member of the Board of Trustees and later became president of the Board.

Ginny was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time in Bethany Beach with her family and friends, singing songs with her nieces and nephews when they were young, and enjoying life.  Ginny was also well-known for her cooking prowess.  Ginny could cook anything, including the family’s Swedish favorites, and everything she cooked tasted great. 

In addition to her parents, Ginny was predeceased by her brothers Arthur (“Skeeter”) and Herbert.  She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert A. Ladig, of Glen Mills, PA; her son, Peter B. Ladig (Kim) of Garnet Valley, PA; and her brothers Richard of Youngstown, Ohio, and Thomas of Canfield, Ohio.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Elin and Henry. 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1-2:00pm. at the Chapel at Maris Grove, 206 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Memorial Service: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 2:00pm at the Chapel at Maris Grove.

Burial will be private.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dementia Society of America,, or the Rachel Kohl Community Library,

Service Location

Chapel at Maris Grove

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Begins: Jan 14, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm

206 Maris Grove Way

Glen Mills, PA 19342


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Ginny Coombs says:

Submitted on: Jan 22, 2020

My sympathy to Bob and family. Sorry I cannot be there at First Pres in person on Saturday. Ginny was a wonderful woman and a great friend to our family.

Bernadette Toscani says:

Submitted on: Jan 09, 2020

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Ladig. I truly enjoyed knowing her and feel blessed that our paths crossed in this life. Her photo shows both her inner and physical beauty. I will miss that warm smile. My thoughts and prayers to her husband and family.

Merikay Dragon says:

Submitted on: Jan 08, 2020

The Ladigs were our first neighbors when we moved from Chicago to Glen Mills. Ginny was my mentor when it came time for advice on EVERYTHING! She introduced me to Welcome wagon and we did a lot of fun things together. I will always smile when I think of her! RIP, Ginny??

Janet Jelinek says:

Submitted on: Jan 08, 2020

Such a lovely person she will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy.

Herb and Kathleen says:

Submitted on: Jan 08, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

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