January 10, 1926 ~ January 24, 2010

Mrs. Wilma A. Botkin passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor at the age of 84 years & 14 days. Wilma was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Redford, MO., & was the daughter of William F. Santhuff & Iva C. 'Carpenter' Santhuff. Also preceding in death were: 2 Sisters: Cissy Santhuff, in-infancy & Glenda M. Baker. 2 Brothers: William L. Santhuff & Roy F. Santhuff. 1 Half-Sister: Sandra Wesa.

Wilma was a longtime, faithful member of Farmington First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and GA Leader. Wilma was an avid golfer; square dancer; loved painting & ceramics; enjoyed babysitting and taking her granddaughters on trips. Retirement with her husband was spent doing all of the above plus traveling abroad and in all the states in America. She was married to Robert E. Botkin on April 5, 1947, in Centerville, Missouri.

Survivors Include: her husband of 62 years, Robert E. Botkin, of Farmington. 1 daughter, Karen 'Mrs. Albert' Cleve, of Farmington. 1 son, Robert E. Botkin, II, of Lynden, WA; 3 Sisters: Jessie M. 'Mrs. Lloyd' Pogue, of Sugarland, TX; Berta F. 'Mrs. Ronald' Maupin, of Sugarland, TX; Laura Molene 'Mrs. Fred' Anderle, of Gilmer, TX. 1 Half-Brother: William F. Santhuff, of Potosi, MO; 2 Sisters-In-Law, Catherine Santhuff, of Buffalo, TX & Ruby Santhuff, of Shelton, WA. 2 Granddaughters: Jennifer L. 'Mrs. Donnie' Blum, of Farmington & Katherine L. 'Mrs. Matthew' Winick, of Farmington. 2 Great-Granddaughters: Campbell L. Blum & Kendall R. Blum, both of Farmington. Also surviving are several Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Funeral : Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., January 27, 2010

at : Farmington First Baptist Church, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating.

Interment follows at : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * Farmington First Baptist Church &/or * St. Francois Co., American Cancer Society - Relay for Life.

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  1. By knowing Jennifer and Katie I can see what strong family influences they have had over the years from their Grandma Botkin. She has encouraged them to be loving and strong women.

  2. Bob, Robert & Karen You have our deepest sympathy, We know our LORD will give you comfort through this sorrow, But we know she is in a much better home. We would be there if we could. GOD BLESS

  3. Bob, we are praying and thinking of you at this time. Thank you both for being such great friends. We remember all the good times we had together. Remember all the good square dances we went to, all the good times we had traveling together. We will always hold this things close to our hearts. So sorry we cannot attend but Johns health is not the best now. I am so thankful we visit with you and Wilma when we were in town the last time. You have our deepest sympathy at this time and we will see you just as soon as John gets strong enough to travel. Love from both of us to you and your family. Jane and John Martin

  4. I am so sorry for your lose. You are all a wonderful family and I am sure she was a big part of that. Katrina

  5. Karen, Albert and Girls Sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you at this time. Dean, Kelly, Alli and Cody

  6. Bob and Karen, I'm so sorry for the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Karen, I'm very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. Leslie

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Wilma. She was a beautiful person (inside and outside). May God's love give you peace and the strength you need during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish I could be there to express my sympathy in person. Blessings to all of you.

  9. May you find comfort…..in treasured memories in this time of sorrow……Her acts and all her words were kind.Her smiling eyes!!!!!With Sympathy–to all of your family–Virginia

  10. To the family of Wilma Botkin Sonny and I had a lot of fun playing golf with Bob and Wilma. We enjoyed playing with them. I am sorry that we were unable to attend visitation or the funeral. Our prayers are with you. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and comfort you.

  11. Mr. Botkin, Karen & Albert and Bob Your loss is one that I know is great at this time. I will always remember Sunday School and VBS when I learned what I needed to know from Mrs. Botkin. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim Shirrell

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