Bertha M. Hartlove, 91, homemaker, churchgoer


Bertha M. Hartlove, a homemaker who was an active member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dundalk for more than 50 years, died in her sleep Tuesday at Augsburg Lutheran Home. She was 91.

The longtime Dundalk resident moved to the Lochearn retirement home in 1999. She was born Bertha Newton in Conn- ellsville, Pa. In 1915, she moved to Edgemere and attended Baltimore County public schools until leaving in the sixth grade to help support her family.

In 1932, she married William E. Hartlove Sr., a sheet metal worker. Mr. Hartlove died in 1993.

Mrs. Hartlove worked as a waitress at Mueller's Restaurant at East and Eastern avenues from 1941 to 1949.

At St. Luke's, she was a member of the Quilter's Group, which made quilts for residents of Augsburg Lutheran Home. She also was a member of the church's women's group and prayer chain, and helped prepare food for funeral lunches held at St. Luke's .

Mrs. Hartlove also was an avid gardener and reader, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke's, 1803 Dundalk Ave.

Mrs. Hartlove is survived by two sons, William E. Hartlove Jr. of Dundalk and Richard H. Hartlove of Reisterstown; a daughter, Bert Harrell of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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