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Obituaries

Obituaries

Rev. Charles Lee Bamforth 1954 - 2006 Lawrence

Services for the Rev. Charles Lee Bamforth, 51, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Baldwin.Mr. Bamforth died Saturday, July 22, 2006, in Topeka of complications of Crohn's disease.He was born Nov. 28, 1954, in Springfield, Mass., the son of Theodore and Ann Bamforth. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in 1977 and a Doctor of Ministry from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif.Mr. Bamforth served in the U.S. Navy. He was an ordained minister from 1980 to 2000. He was a hospice volunteer, a Boy Scouts of America leader and chairman of the United Church of Christ Task Force on the Church and Persons with Disabilities.Survivors include a son, Michael, Kearney, Neb.; and three brothers, James, Louisville, Ky., Anthony, Port St. John, Fla., and Theodore, Hagerstown, Md.The family suggests memorials to Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave., Lawrence 66046, or the Harold Wilk Fund, sent in care of United Church of Christ Disabilities Office, 700 Prospect Avenue E, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.