Bertha M. Hartman

September 3, 1937May 3, 2019

Bertha Marie Hartman, 81 years young, passed away on May 3, 2019. Born in Baltimore, MD to the late John and Bertha Shipley. She is also predeceased by husbands, Tommy Davenport and Herman Hartman; children, Karen and Tommy Davenport, Marie Folhart and Kenneth Hartman; step-mother, Arlene Shipley; step-son, Raymond Hartman; and sister, Margaret Huggins.

She is survived by her children, Steven Davenport of VA Beach, Monica and Rick Daily of Shelbyville, IN, Margaret (Peggie) and Vernon Ford, of West Monroe, LA, and Deloris Hartman of Baltimore, MD; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Corky Watson of Westminster, MD, Gail Dick and John Shipley of Mount Airy, MD.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, 3:30p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park.


  • Steven Davenport, Son
  • Monica Daily and husband, Rick, Daughter
  • Margaret (Peggie) Ford and husband Vernon, Daughter
  • Deloris Hartman, Daughter
  • Tommy Davenport, Husband
  • Herman Hartman, Husband
  • John and Bertha Shipley, Parents
  • Karen Davenport, Daughter
  • Tommy Davenport, Son
  • Marie Folhart, Daughter
  • Kenneth Hartman, Son
  • Arlene Shipley, Step-mother
  • Raymond Hartman, Step-son
  • Margaret Huggins, Sister
  • She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Corky Watson, Gail Dick and John Shipley.


  • Graveside Service Friday, May 10, 2019


Bertha M. Hartman

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Jane D

May 9, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2. Please have faith that soon..."the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." 1 Corinthians 15.26. Please visit our website for more comfort and encouragement. May you accept my sincere condolences.

Margaret Lacher

May 6, 2019

I had the pleasure of sharing several dinners out with Ms. Bea and her son, Steve, and I absolutely loved talking with her. She had an "old-fashioned" perspective on life that I absolutely appreciated. I will truly miss her company at our dinners but I'm sure Steve will have plenty of stories about her to share. Much love & our sincerest sympathy to the Davenport & Hartman families.