Of 401 Black Hawk Circle, Sun City Center, Fla., died Saturday, February 25, 1978, at Bradenton, Fla., born Esther Lillian Martin, March 15, 1898, In Crafton, Pa., educated at St. Cecelia's Academy, Washington, D.C., graduated with a degree in law from National University in Washington, D.C.; Yeomanette in United States Navy in World War I; married 2nd Lt. W.P. Battell, USMC, February 15, 1930; at various times secretary to President Alaskan Railroad, Interior Dept.; Secretary to Director of Education Indian Bureau Interior Dept., served in Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization during round-up of axis diplomats and suspected foreign agents at start of World II; Secretary in the administrative office of Secretary Lckes, Interior Dept.; Secretary to the Commander Naval Ship Yards, Hunters Point, Calif.; Librarian of the Merchant Marine Academy, Coyote Point, Calif.; Secretary to the Commander Military Transportation Service, Pacific, at the onset of the Korean War. She is survived by General William P. Battell, USMC (Ret.) of Sun City Center, Fla. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the United Community Church, Sun City Center, with Dr. Robert W. Gingery officialing. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at LEWERS AND SHANNOM FUNERAL HOME, RUSKIN, FLA. Interment will be in Ruskin Memorial Park.