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Ruth K. Botkin

November 10, 1950 — September 2, 2023


Ruth K. Botkin

Ruth Marie Knapp Botkin, 72, widow of Charles C. Botkin, Sr. of Verona, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Augusta Health Shenandoah House in Fishersville.

She was born in Monterey, VA on November 10, 1950 to the late Ralph N. Knapp and Etta M. (Hevener) Knapp.

Ruth graduated from Highland High School and received her business degree from Dunsmore Business College. Upon retirement, Ruth enjoyed various hobbies and interests. She loved working on her family history, scrapbooking and watching the hummingbirds. She also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Ruth will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Charles C. Botkin, Jr. of Verona, Melissa D. Howell of Staunton; a brother, Walter Knapp and wife Anna of Halifax; her grandchildren, Corey M. Botkin of Staunton, Caleb R. Howell and wife Morgan of Waynesboro; special family members, Julie Botkin of Crimora and Patsy Botkin of McDowell;  and several nieces and nephews, Mandy Botkin of Waynesboro, Jamie Knapp and wife Monique of Halifax, Valena Knapp of Lynchburg, Chris Fortner and wife Lisa of Morgantown, and Jason Fortner of Morgantown.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Velda Sigley; her brother, Kenneth Knapp; and two nieces Christie Botkin and Sara Fortner.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 11, 2023 at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens with Julie Botkin, sister-in-law, officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Ruth in Verona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah (P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939).



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Monday, September 11, 2023

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