Wilma Carolyn Botkin
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Wilma Carolyn Botkin, 90, of Bethel, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
She was born January 1, 1932, in Bethel, the daughter of Carol and Gladys Claggett. She was united in marriage to William Edward “Eddie” Botkin on March 22, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2011. She lived most of her life on the family century farm.
Carolyn is survived by two children, Eric Botkin (Marilyn) of Salisbury, and Jayna Utterback (Larry) of Shelbina; six grandchildren Leann Martin (Garrett) of Clifton Hill, Alan Botkin (Leah) of Clifton Hill, Kayla Fuemmeler (Brett) of Salisbury, Shari Botkin of Salisbury, Scott Utterback (Stacy) of Shelbina and Brian Utterback (Elizabeth) of Troy; 11 great-grandchildren, Addison Botkin, Lucas, Adam, and Joseph Martin, Zane and Rayna Fuemmeler, Samuel and Silas Utterback, and Brock, Bradley and Brent Utterback.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, Brent Utterback; and two great-grandchildren, Brooks Utterback and Lilly Elaine Martin.
Carolyn was a graduate of Bethel High School. She was a member of the Bethel Christian Church and the Eastern Star in Bethel. She was the head cook at North Shelby for many years. Carolyn also had her own upholstery business. She enjoyed collecting Precious Moments figurines and was a member of the Friends Never Drift Apart Club. After Eddie passed, Carolyn enjoyed her weekly supper outings with her group of friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home in Shelbina. Burial will follow at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery outside of Shelbyville.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Christian Church, Neighbors Helping Neighbors or Pleasant Prairie Cemetery.