We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Giberson Funeral Home
Bingham, Linda Louise Cirell, 74, passed away with her family by her side on the evening of
May 18, 2022. She was born in Ohio in 1948 to Rudolph and Anne Cirell. She had a family with
Jack Hilmer and raised 8 children, Maria, Jakob, Anna, Lindsey, Sarah, and James and is
preceded in death by Angelina and Joseph.
After getting two undergraduate degrees (art history and education) at Kent State University in
1970, she moved to the backwoods of Maine, where she lived off grid year-round from 1976 to
She was an avid reader of history and loved singing and playing guitar with friends. She was
known for her sense of humor and big smile. Passionate with strong opinions, she was not afraid
to stand up and speak her mind. She spent many years working for the local school district
supporting kids in education and athletics.
Though she was many things, Linda was a mother first. She loved her children deeply and was
consistently present throughout their lives. She went on to be a loving and supportive
grandmother to six grandchildren. Anyone blessed to know her, knew how brave and caring her
spirit was. She was a one of a kind gem on this earth and she will live on in the hearts of all who
continue to love and honor her. Rest In Peace Mom. We love you.
A memorial celebration for Linda’s life will be held at her Baker Street residence from 3-8pm on
Monday May 23rd.