CHARLESTON, IL – Linda Jo Bingman, age 75 of Charleston, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 14, 2021 while at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Her ultimate goal, to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior, has been gloriously achieved.
Linda was born on October 20, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Juanita (Adams) and Wilbur Bingman. She was a 1963 graduate of Staunton High School where her father was the principal, and her mother an English teacher. As a testament to her mischievous nature, “the principal’s daughter” once TP’d the very high school she attended. This was back in the day when life was simple and such shenanigans would garner a hearty laugh. Linda would tell you that she longed for that simplicity in this present day.
Her life was full of adventures and travels, mostly on horseback and in her trusty Ford pickup truck. Those that knew Linda would tell you that her life was synonymous with horse life. Throughout her time on this earth, she owned and loved many horses, and rode them in the mountains, valleys, and along the seashores of our great country. She loved trail rides, camping, and just sitting around a campfire sharing life and fellowship. She was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed fishing, RVing, and photography. Her love of animals extended to her dogs. She always had a four-legged companion riding shotgun, most notably her wolf dog “Woofer”.
Linda was a retired employee of AT&T, working most of those years in Springfield, Illinois and Denver, Colorado. She also worked at the Federal Building in Golden. Of all the places that she laid her cowboy hat, she would likely tell you that Colorado was her heart and home. She thrived in the beauty of the mountains. It was freedom, and that was what her soul desired. She also spent many joyful moments at the family farm in Montgomery City, Missouri. Linda was a devout Christian, and her life was a testament to her servitude to the Lord.
In addition to her loving parents, Wilbur and Juanita Bingman, she was preceded by her steadfast brother-in-law, John Feterl. She is survived by her devoted and caring sister, Judith Bingman Feterl of Charleston, and her many friends, old and new. Although Linda did not have children of her own, so many fondly thought of her as Aunt Linda.
No service is planned at this time. Linda would be so pleased if you remembered her by acknowledging her love and companionship to animals. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Linda’s name can be made to The Bible Runners and mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
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