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Born on July 12, 1915, in Lakesville, Dorchester County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Roland Benjamin Insley, Sr. and Cassie Sandra Fitzhugh Insley.
On October 21, 1933 she married D’Arcy Davenport. He died on September 14, 1972.
Mrs. Davenport had worked for the Dorchester County Board of Education as a school cafeteria manager. She had also worked as a seamstress for Richardson’s Style Shop.
Mrs. Davenport took great pride in helping to baby-sit her grandsons, granddaughters and great-grandchildren in their early years. She enjoyed taking care of her home where she lived for 70 years, flower gardening, cooking, reading and sewing. Mrs. Davenport was caring, gracious and kind to all who knew her.
Surviving is her son Darcy “Bud” Davenport and his wife Ann of Tappahannock, VA; a daughter Joyce D. Bromwell and her husband Wayne, Sr. of Cambridge, MD; a sister Dorothy “Dot” Palamaras; a brother William Insley, two granddaughters Linda Ostrander and her husband David of Fairfax, VA, Vicky Hunt and her husband Andrew of McClain, VA; two grandsons Wayne O. Bromwell, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Cambridge, MD, Gary A. Bromwell of Salisbury, MD; six great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved; several nieces, nephews; and numerous neighborhood friends.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were seven siblings.
A graveside service will be led by her family members at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28th at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Marie's memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 , 10:30 AM at Dorchester Memorial Park
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Facts Born: July 12, 1915
Place of Birth: Lakesville, MD USA
Death: July 25, 2010
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA
American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613
Bonnie Bidwell Buddy, Joyce and family, I was sorry to read about the passing of you Mom. I can remember her beautiful smile. You all have wonderful memories of her that will live with you forever. My sympathy is with all of you. 08/07/2010 Judy Byrd Van Bourgondien Dear Joyce, Buddy & Families, Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss-Aunt Ree was such a kind & caring lady...Anyone whose life she touched is better for it. I am grateful for how she "touched" mine & will forever cherish the special times we shared.My heart aches for you..Please know I am keeping you close in my thoughts & prayers. I wish you PEACE. Love, Judy 07/28/2010 PHYLLIS FRAZIER-JAMES DARCY AND JOYCE: MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ITS SO HARD TO LOSE ANYONE, ESPECIALLY YOUR MOM. 07/27/2010 Julie P. Slacum Dear Joyce, I just learned of your mother's death. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You were a wonderful daughter. With deepest sympathy, Julie 07/27/2010 Catherine Gannon Dear Bud, Ann, Joyce and family. We are so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 07/26/2010
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