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Linda I. Hill

Linda I. Hill, age 80, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Born in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Sylvia M. (Folmer) Burnham. After graduating from high school, Linda made her living as a dispatcher for J. C. Penney Company, Inc, then retired. After retirement, she worked as an aide to children with autism for the Christina School District. In her leisure time, Linda took pleasure in gardening, baking, cooking, traveling and camping with her family. She also enjoyed sewing, shopping and rooting for the Baltimore Orioles.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Arland V. Hill; daughter, Cristina Hill; and siblings, Benjamin Burnham and Sally Culler. She is survived by her children, Benjamin A. Hill of West Palm Beach, FL, Clark A. Hill of Denver, CO, Kimberly A. Hellein (John) of Townsend and Victoria (Eric) of Newark; sister, Marilyn E. Mays of Dover; grandchildren, Kristina, Amanda, Heather, Trevor, Haylee, Zackary, Danielle, Eric and Luke; great grandchildren, Blake, Rylea, Emma and Presley; life-long friends, Jean and Bob Huber, Judy and Cliff Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 6 pm on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a memorial service at 6 pm. Interment will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 20, 2021, in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Linda’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to Bayada Hospice, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Suite 308, Wilmington, DE 19805.


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  • My condolences to they family fly high with the Angel’s pretty lady.

  • For those who didn’t know I am Daughter of Marjorie Fitzmaurice (Smith) cousins of Linda hill. I believe I was 14ish when I went to DE for a family trip with my papa. We had went an seen Linda. Was my first time meeting her in person. Each couple of years we would go to DE and stay with Linda in her home. It had ment a lot to me to know more family and learn things and hear stories. My favorite thing about Linda was her smile, she could light up a room. She was so nice an loving. A favorite memory is when we stayed with her one year an I got to make breakfast with her. I’m sad I didn’t get to visit a lot but I’m grateful for the time I had to get to know a wonderful person. I will hold on the memories forever. May you rest easy and have a big garden of flowers in heaven. I will miss you here on earth but someday I will see you again. R.I.P Linda (La Linda) as I called her when I was little. ❤️🌹🌷🌻🌼🌺🏵️🌸

  • Want to send my condolences and hugs to the family! Another angel got her wings… you will certainly be missed!

  • So sorry for the loss of such an AMAZING Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and Friend!
    I am truly grateful, not only to have gotten the oppertunity to meet her, but really to know her, in such a short time. She opened up not only her home but her heart. She was a little fire cracker running around making food, when we weren’t sure how we were going to finishing the last three things she made. After showing me where I would be sleeping and where the towels were, she proceeded on to the pictures of her children and then all the other cute little hams in her life, being the grandchildren. I felt an instant conection and felt so comfortable immediately. I can not express what a rarity this is in the World we live in but, it speakes vollumes to who Linda Hill is and was! I later, came to find out that her and my Mother had the same Birthday’s, which I thought was really cool, but she had captured my heart way before then, with her generosity, her openess and how down to earth she was. I wish more people could be as loving, accepting and down right real… You will be missed more then you know! Love you Mama Linda!
    On a lighter note, Love, Peace, and Peperoncinies… to an Amazingly Strong Woman… Your passion and love has made a huge impact!

  • For the Hill Family, so sorry for your loss. I know that Linda will be missed.

  • Dear Linda, You were the sister I never had.
    Someone to cry with when times were bad,
    and some one to laugh with when times were good.
    PS: There were more GOOD times than bad!
    I’ll miss you forever! Love, Judy

  • While it’s been years since I’ve seen Linda, I remember her and her family when they would visit Grandma Folmer. The kids would play together while the adults talked. I remember my Dad (Uncle Bill) always being fond of Linda, and so was I! She was always very cheerful and always had a smile on her face! She was a great lady!

  • Linda i am happy you are free of pain now but you are going to be missed horribly. It seems like we have been sister-in-laws forever and we sure did have many memorable times. You will be in my thoughts often.

  • It is impossible for me to express how much I love my second Mom here! I have extended family, Kim, Vicky, Bud, Clark and… Tina!

    I am so proud to have grown up with an amazing family and as we all know that “Our Rock” as left us now! The cycle of life can be painful however, she has given us so many great memories and more importantly guidance in life!

    There is simply no doubt that she is and will continue to be the most important person in the life of Cliff and Judy, my parents, they love and cherish her incredibly!

    It was one of my greatest accomplishments in my life to have her here in Hawaii and surprise my parents! We simply had a great time!!!! So Many wonderful memories of the second Mom!


  • So sorry for your loss. The video was amazing.