Hilliard Fredricks, Margaret Mary 12/4/1927 - 1/23/2021 Newberry, Michigan Margaret Mary Hilliard Fredricks, 93, of Newberry, died Saturday evening January 23, 2021 at Newberry Assisted Living in Newberry, under the care of Northwood's Home Health and Hospice. She was born on December 4, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan, daughter of the late William and Alma (Loesch) Stortz. Margaret graduated from Lansing High School and furthered her education at Wheaton College where she received her teaching degree. She put her education to use by teaching Adult Education, English as a second language, and Adjunctive Therapy at the Kalamazoo Regional Mental Health Center. On July 10, 1954 she married Earl Hilliard. They made their home in Oshtemo, outside of Kalamazoo, where they raised four children. Earl preceded her in death on October 24, 1984. Margaret later married Otto Robert Fredricks. He preceded her in death in 1997. Margaret is also preceded in death by her siblings; Shirley Robbins, Dawn (Miles) Deimling and her grandson Christopher Hilliard. Margaret was an active member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Brethren, Michigan. She was also involved in the Lions Club in Kaleva. In her spare time, she enjoyed completing crossword puzzles, quilting, knitting and cross stitch. Survivors include her children: Thomas (Karen) Hilliard of Collinsville, Illinois, Holly (Buddy) Owen of Key West, Florida, Joseph (Debra) Hilliard of Newberry and James (Judy) Hilliard of Mattawan, Michigan. Surviving grandchildren include Andrew and Matthew Hilliard of Collinsville, Illinois, Zachary (Nicole) Hilliard of Newberry, Erica Hilliard of Farmington Hills, Amanda (Dakota) Martin of Mattawan and Anthony Owen of Key West, Florida. Margaret is also survived by her great grandchildren Spencer, Briel, Madelynn, Persia, Mackenzie and Sadie. The family would also like to extend special thanks to the Newberry Assisted Living Community for providing Margaret with loving care during the past five years. A private family graveside will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva, Michigan in the Spring of 2021. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.