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.