Margaret R. Hilliard, 85, of Morrisdale died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.
Born Dec. 5, 1929 in Kylertown, she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Grace Coble Cowder.
Mrs. Hilliard was a member of the Morrisdale United Methodist Church, where she served as a communion steward for many years. She was also very active in the food bank.
She was a 1947 graduate of the Cooper Township High School.
She was married to Richard E. Hilliard on Aug. 26, 1948 at the Messiah Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2002.
Mrs. Hilliard is survived by two daughters, Bonnie K. Hilliard of Morrisdale and Susan R. Hilliard of Duncansville and three sons, Richard A. Hilliard (Susan) of Karthaus, Philip C. Hilliard (Socorro) of Palm Coast, Fla., and Shawn E. Hilliard and his fiancée, Georgene Stokes of Morrisdale.
She is survived by a sister, Effie Merritt of Sanborn, five grandchildren, Mark Wooster, Michael Wooster, Jessica Kling, Angela Jackson and Wendy Moore and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Scott Hilliard and Ryan Moore; one great-grandchild, Billie Jo Jackson; six sisters; and four brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Strange & Weaver Funeral Home, Morrisdale, with Pastor Tina Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in the Kylertown Presbyterian Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Morrisdale United Methodist Church, c/o Duane Dotts, P.O. Box 12, Morrisdale, PA 16858 or to the West Branch/Allport Ministerium Food Pantry, 14 S. Front St., Philipsburg 16866.