Basehor He was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Atchison, the son of Lawrence and Margaret (Althoff) Botkin. He graduated in 1959 from Basehor High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Botkin was a retired parking and police guard for Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 14, Lawrence.
He married Mary McAnerney. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Gerald M., Lawrence; his parents, Tonganoxie; a sister, Patricia Young, Basehor; and two grandsons.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today.
The family suggests memorials to the grandsons' educational fund, sent in care of funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.