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CORINNA—Martha Foss Easley, 95, died May 11, 2002 at a Dexter healthcare facility. She was born February 14, 1907 at Foxcroft, a daughter of Charles and Annie (Thayer) Foss. She graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1925 and attended Farmington Normal School. Martha taught school in Palmyra and Wellington and later worked in the Snowflake Canning Company, Kenwood Mill and Eastland Woolen Mill, all in Corinna. In 1927 she married Guy Russell of Corinna where they made their home. They were divorced in 1943 and in 1947 she married Chester Ray, who died in 1962. In 1972 she married Ralph Easley of Dexter, who died in 1994. Martha was a long-time member of the Corinna United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Corinna Happy Hour Club. She was a 50-year member of both the Cleora Rebecca Lodge and the Nokomis Chapter #42 OES. She spent that past few years under the excellent care of Pat Topolski of Dexter and Dianne Bowden of Corinna.

She is survived by her daughter, Nathalie and her husband, Maurice Brooks of Corinna; a granddaughter, Patricia Towle of Bangor; a grandson, Edmund and his wife, Wanda Brooks of Corinna; 8 step-children; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Everett and Warren Foss; 2 half sisters, Dorothy Dee and Evelyn Foss; and a grandson, Larry Brooks of Corinna.

A memorial service will be held 3 P.M. Wednesday, May 15th at the Corinna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dianne Danielson officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the GrayCemetery, Dover-Foxcroft. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna.

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