Mrs. Margaret Caroline Kirby, 89 of Hillman, Michigan died peacefully in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones on the early morning of January 23, 2023. She was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by her late husband, Calvin. Margaret was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on September 15, 1933 to the late, Lloyd and Janet (Fenn) Winans. She graduated from high school in Maywood, Illinois in 1951 and on March 15, 1952 she married Calvin. The couple celebrated 48 years of marriage before Calvin’s passing in 2000. Together the couple resided in Hillman since 1987, formerly of the South Lyon area. While living in South Lyon, Margaret was president of the South Lyon Chamber of Commerce and was involved in both the Lions and Rotary Club in Hillman. Alongside her friends, Connie Mallett and Betty Comford, Margaret started the MACC (Montmorency Area Council Chamber). She was on the planning commission for the village of Hillman, a board member of Brush Creek Mill, and a member of both the Hillman and Spratt United Methodist Church. She is and will be deeply missed.
Margaret is survived by her children, Pat (Gary) Bernhardt; Bill (Cathi) Kirby; grandchildren, Bill Kirby, Melissa (Herb) Kirby-Welder, Mike (Amanda) Bernhardt, Scott (Erin) Bernhardt; great-grandchildren, Christian Kirby Smith, Christopher Welder, Kendra Welder, Ike Whitmore, Eleanor Bernhardt, Ryan Bernhardt, Ken Bernhardt; and brother, Lloyd Winans. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Janet Winans; daughter, Janet; and sister, Beth Hooper.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service held in celebration of her life at a later date.