SHERMAN – Bessie S. (Esty) Martin, 97, died Oct. 1, 2005, at Patten. She was born March 8, 1908, in Sherman the daughter of Randolph and Annie (Caldwell) Esty. She was an 85-year member of The Washburn Memorial Church and a long time member of Molunkus Valley Chapter OES. She is survived by one son, Richard Martin of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and close family friends, Sheryl and Gary Lane and their family of Sherman. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd in 1988; her parents and four brothers, Frank, Otho, Richard, and Kermit. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Washburn Memorial Church, Sherman, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leon Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Sherman Mills Cemetery. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.