Obituary: Benjamin “Ben” C. Colburn

November 20, 1950 – August 10, 2019

Benjamin “Ben” C. Colburn, 68, of Bedford, died at his residence on August 10, 2019, at 6:55 p.m.

Born November 20, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of George Carr and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Colburn. He married Sue Goldsberry on November 24, 1971, and she survives. Ben was a Pastor and Evangelist for 47 years and a member of The Wesleyan Church. He served as organist for Inter Church Holiness Convention for 42 years. Ben graduated from Kansas Christian College (formerly Kansas City College and Bible School) with a Bachelors’ degree in Theology. He spent his life serving the Lord in a variety of capacities including Evangelist, Pastor, and District Board of Administration member for the Kentucky-Tennessee District of the Wesleyan Church for the past seven years.

Survivors include his wife Sue of Bedford; three sons, Jason and wife Gina of Allentown, PA, Benjamin and wife Kendra of Overland Park, KS, Joshua and wife Terri of Lee’s Summit, MO; six grandchildren, Brooklyn, Jordan, Colton, Kailyn, Nora, and Eisley Colburn; two brothers, John H. Colburn of Lynnwood, WA, and James Colburn of Bedford; one sister, Joanne Adams of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Thomas George Colburn in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th at Faith Mission Church with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14th at Faith Mission Church, and from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to I.H. Convention.

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