Obituaries for 1/13/05


Alma Cantor

Alma Maxine Cantor, 76, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of near Florence, passed away Tuesday, January 4th, after a long illness.
She was the fourth child of seven born to Johnie and Martha Sparks of Jenson, Kentucky, who both preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, William Cantor; her daughter, Darlene Whipp and husband Fred of near Florence; her son, Robert Cantor; her granddaughter, Lolitta Myers; her great-grandson, Kyle Myers; her great-granddaughter, Brianna Myers; her sisters, Cleo Elliott and Venia Rose; and her brother, B. V. Sparks.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Dorothy Lee, Jean Due, and Earnest Sparks.
Services were held in the Jon Deitloff Funeral Centre. She was laid to rest in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

James Lock

James Henry Lock, 83, of Key Colony Beach, Florida, passed away Tuesday, December 21st.
He was born October 25th, 1921, in Vevay, to Chester and Edna (Knox) Lock. He was a 1940 graduate of Vevay High School.
He had lived in Cape St. Claire, Maryland, where he served as a volunteer firefighter and helped form the volunteer fire company there and build a fire station.
He was employed by the Consolidated Engineering Company of Baltimore as a civil engineer supervisor. He was involved in the construction of the Pentagon, the Johns Hopkins Hospital expansion and other historical buildings in the Washington, D.C., area.
Mr. Lock served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II with Battery B in the 736th Anti-Aircraft Artillery in the Northern Solomons.
He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 101 in Baltimore, Masonic Lodge 89AF & MM and Elks Lodge 632, both in Annapolis. He was also a member of American Legion Post 154, Moose Lodge 1058, the Marathon Shrine Club, and St. Columba Episcopal Church, all in Marathon.
He is survived by his wife EllaMae Joan Lock of Key Colony Beach; his sons, F. Thomas Williams of Key Colony Beach, Larry Griert of Rockford, Illinois, and Jeffrey Griert of Houston, Texas; his daughters, Marilyn L. Richardson and husband John of Virginia Beach, Susan Griert of Houston and Ginger Griert-Allen of Spring, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helene P. Lock of Key Colony Beach; his sister, Mildred Morris of St. Michaels, Minnesota; and his brother, Loren Lock of Indianapolis.
Memorial services were held Thursday, December 23rd, at Kirk of the Keys Presbyterian Church in Marathon with Pastor James Kennedy officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children.

Thelma Henderson

Thelma M. (Flack) Henderson, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, January 7th.
She graduated from Butler University in 1933, and then taught English and Latin at New Palestine High School for three years. She and her husband, William James Henderson, R. Ph., owned and operated Henderson Pharmacy for 30 years. She served on the Board of Noble Centers for eight years. During that time she chaired the committee which planned the 25th anniversary celebration.
She was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Women’s Organization, National Association Retail Druggists, Indianapolis Chapter #20, and the George Washington High School Fifty Year Club. As a Sunday School teacher for many years, she was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Dale Henderson, Lawrence Henderson, and Stanley Henderson; her daughters, Martha Henderson and Anne Findley of Vevay; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her brother, Walter H. Flack; and her sister, Edythe Herreman.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 10th, at Crown Hill Funeral Home Chapel in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Butler University or Franklin United Methodist Community.

Norman Leatherbury

Norman Darrel Leatherbury, 58, of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 9th, at his home.
He was born November 29th, 1946, in Switzerland County, the son of Roy and Irene (Brindley) Leatherbury. He was raised near Five Points. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1965 and was a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in business administration.
He was united in marriage to Susan M. “Susie” Quillen on February 5th, 1971, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.
He was currently employed with Reliance Electric for the past 38 years, working in materials handling and driving a fork lift in the stock room. He was a faithful member of the Milton United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky, serving on the pastor parish committee.
He was known as a spirit filled Christian and God’s Servant. His wife stated that Norman was the most giving person and would give anyone anything he had and so in death he became a tissue and organ donor. He enjoyed eBay and was known to be addicted to it. He was an avid collector of baseball cards and the history of each player and team behind the card. He enjoyed yard sales and auctions. His most precious gifts were his wife and son and he enjoyed his time with them.
Survivors include his wife, Susan M. “Susie” (Quillen) Leatherbury of Madison; his son, Graig Leatherbury of North Vernon, a journeyman electrician with Cummins Engine Company in Columbus; two nieces; one nephew; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas Leatherbury on February 16th, 2001.
A Celebration of the Life of Norman D. Leatherbury will be conducted Friday, January 14th, at 3 p.m. by Reverend Mike McArter at Milton United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Mildred Shaffer

Mildred F. “Millie” Johns Shaffer, 77, of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 9th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born November 18th, 1927, near Patriot in Switzerland County, the daughter of Brack and Rosa (Webster) Johns. She attended school in Patriot. She worked for eight years at Robus Leather Products in Madison. She also worked for P.N. Hirsch Company in Madison for seven years.
She was a caregiver to several elderly people for several years. She was a devoted mother and homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Switzerland County. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making rag dolls and collecting roosters. She had been in ill health with cancer.
She was united in marriage to Lucian Walcott in 1942. Unto this union four sons arrived to bless their home. She was later united in marriage to Doyle Shaffer on October 31st, 1962, in Carrollton, Kentucky.
Survivors include her sons, Randall Walcott and wife Bini of Clermont, Florida, Dennis Walcott and wife Christine of Louisville, Donald Shaffer and wife Teresa of Madison, and Ronald Shaffer and wife Diane of Vevay; her brothers, Arlen Johns of Vevay, Cecil Johns of Sellersburg, Bobby Johns of Grand Haven, Michigan, and Virgil Johns of Charlestown; her sister, Ruth Martin of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Cheny, Stacy and Derron Shaffer, Shaun Baggett, and Randall Walcott, Jr.; her great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Baggett; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her best friend, Warren Hubbard in May, 2004; her brothers, Elmer, Carroll, Calvin, George and Earl Johns; and her sisters, Mary Smithers, Jennie Mae Collar and Alleine Johns.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Jerry Wheeler at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Jefferson County Chapter or West Street Ministries. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at