CEDAR VALE - Services for Cecil Lee Green were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 18, 2001, in Cedar Vale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Bever officiated. Burial was in Cedar Vale Cemetery.
Shirley Brown was the organist. Music included "Amazing Grace" and "Precious Memories," sung by County Liners Don Cox, Dale Stewart, Lowell Harp and Vern Swaney. Recordings of "Daddy's Hands," by Holly Dunn, and "I'll Be," by Reba McEntyre, were also played.
Honorary casket bearers were Chris, Curtis, Chad and Corey Lampson, Taylor, Jordyn, Erica, Garrett and Amanda Green, Lyndsey and Brody Larsh, Robert Matthews, Jim McCall, Mike Steinbach and Dr. Ron Lennington.
Casket bearers were Bud Brown, Lowell French, Frank Green, Carl Kelly, Dr. James McDermott and Ivan Wells.
A memorial has been established with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the Century Ride to be made by Green's grandson, Chris, in his honor.
Miles Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
MULVANE - Lorene J. Higgs, 66, homemaker, of Mulvane, died Sept. 18, 2001, at Villa Maria Nursing Home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mulvane First Baptist Church. Smith Mortuary of Derby is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, the First Baptist Church Music Department or SCCS Home Health and Hospice.
Higgs was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Winfield, to Edith (King) and Russell Reisinger. She grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Northeast High in 1952.
Musically gifted, she had her first piano recital when she was 3 1/2 years old and played organ for services at Villa Maria.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Higgs, Mulvane; two sons, Ben Higgs, Little Rock, Ark., and Brad Higgs, Manhattan; a daughter, Leigh Ann Gauld, Rose Hill; her mother, Edith Wells, Mulvane; a brother, Wes Reisinger, Wichita; a sister, Jean Stevens, Phillipsburg; and five grandchildren.
CEDAR VALE - Services for Floyd Boland were held Sept. 18, 2001, at Wheeler Funeral Home in Cedar Vale. The Rev. Stanley Upchurch officiated. Burial was in Hawley (Okla.) City Cemetery.
Stanley and Evelyn Upchurch performed "The Old Rugged Cross," "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden."
Casket bearers were Boland's grandsons, David Fogle, Robert Leis Jr., Thomas Leis, Bill Leis, Larry Whitcomb and Tim Whitcomb.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Kansas and the Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Foundation.
Kenneth Gibbs, 83, of Walnut Hill Nursing Center, Winfield, died Sept. 18, 2001, at William Newton Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home until 7 tonight.
Gibbs was born March 27, 1918, in Atlanta, to Marie (Herbel) and Albert Gibbs. He was raised and educated in Atlanta.
He married Pat Coy. She preceded him in death.
Gibbs worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for many highway construction companies. He worked for Carter Utility Co. and as a subcontractor for the Burlington nuclear plant. Gibbs lived and worked in Texas before moving to Udall in 1985.
Survivors include a sister, Francis Miller, Haysville.
Robert V. "Buddy" Swanson Jr., 59, of Winfield, died Sept. 17, 2001.
Services were at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 in Mount Cavalry Cemetery in Salina. Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Robert Swanson Jr. Memorial Fund in care of the family.
Swanson was born March 31, 1942, in Salina.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Jane Swanson, and four sisters, Janice Cain, Darlene Donivan, Barbara Knox and Carol Woody, all of Salina.
Glen L. "Ouchie" Higdon, 74, of 1314 Torrence, Winfield, died Sept. 19, 2001, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Miles Funeral Service. Military ceremonies will be conducted in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight.
Memorials have been established with the Firefighters Disaster Fund in New York City and the American Heart Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Higdon was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Latham, to Venice (Frakes) and Hugh J. Higdon. He was raised in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School in 1944.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army 40th Infantry Division in the Philippines and Korea. Following his discharge in 1946, he began employment with the Winfield Fire Department.
On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Mildred M. "Tillie" Schwantes in Wellington, and they made their home in Winfield.
Higdon served as a Winfield firefighter until 1948. He was then employed as a fire inspector for Boeing Aircraft Co. in Wichita until retiring in 1989.
A longtime member of the First Christian Church, he was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544 in Winfield.
Survivors include his wife, Tillie Higdon, and two sons, Mike Higdon and Jeff Higdon, all of Winfield.
ARKANSAS CITY - Tyler Ellsworth Ackerman, infant son of Bambi Dawn Ackerman of Arkansas City, was stillborn Sept. 21, 2001, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Hawks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Bambi Ackerman, his grandmother, Teresa Ackerman, and his great-grandmother, Katherine "Katie" Ackerman, all of Arkansas City.
GODDARD - The Rev. Jesse Elmer Denton, 86, of Goddard, retired former pastor of Hackney Community Baptist Church, died Sept. 22, 2001, at Medicalodge in Goddard.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery at Winfield.
Friends may call at Miles Funeral Service from 5 to 9 tonight.
Memorials have been established with Olivet Southern Baptist Church and Hospice Care, both in Wichita. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Denton was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Baxter Springs, to Delia (Wene) and Herbert Edgar Denton. He was raised and educated in Baxter Springs.
On Dec. 15, 1934, he married Thelma June Darnell in Keelville. They lived and worked in the Baxter Springs area for several years. He later attended Southwestern Bible Institute in Enid, Okla., where he was ordained.
Denton began his ministry in an Assembly of God church in Missouri and served churches in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado during his 58-year career. He was pastor at Hackney Community Baptist Church from 1970 to 1974. His wife died March 30, 1974. Denton retired while serving American Baptist churches in Grenada and Bristol, Colo.
In 1975 he married Frances Cartwright. She died in 1992. Following her death, he returned to Kansas and resided in Greensburg for two years before moving to Goddard in 1995.
A member of the American Baptist Church, he was formerly affiliated with the Lions Club.
Survivors include a son, Duane Denton, Wichita; a daughter, Lois Cromley, Winfield; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services for Glen L. "Ouchie" Higdon were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Colonial Chapel of Miles Funeral Service. The Rev. Steve Souther officiated. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Music included recordings of "Go Rest High on that Mountain," by Vince Gill, "Wind Beneath My Wings," by Bette Midler, and "In the Garden," by Jim Reeves.
American Legion Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3544 provided military graveside services.
Casket bearers were Parke Biby, Dale Crowley, Bob Kearns, Bill Lee, Tom Taylor, Don Wacker and Hubert Wooldridge.
Memorials have been established with the Firefighters Disaster Fund in New York City and the American Heart Association.
UDALL - Holly Kae Shryock, 35, homemaker, of Udall, died Sept. 21, 2001, following a motor vehicle accident in rural Udall.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Udall First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Star Valley Cemetery northeast of Udall.
A memorial has been established with the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions may be made through Miles Funeral Service.
Shryock was born Dec. 10, 1965, in Dumas, Texas, to Shirley (Bowen) and Harvey Raymond Bonner Sr. She was raised in Dumas until she was 13. The family then moved to Larned where she attended school. After high school she moved to Great Bend.
Survivors include two daughters, Candace Shryock and Breeona Shryock, both of Udall; her parents, Shirley and Robert Nelson, Udall, and Raymond Bonner Sr., Dumas, Texas; two brothers, Ray Bonner Jr., Wichita, and Norman Bonner, Udall; two sisters, Kim Saenz, Wichita, and Sherrie Brough, Garden City; and her grandparents, Allie Mae and Howard Brown, Sunray, Texas.