LEWISTON – Tekle Kalwell, 100, a resident of 5 Champlain Ave., Lewiston passed away Sunday, June 20, at Marshwood Center for Health Care where she had been a resident since July 17, 2003.

Tekle was born in Siaulia, Lithuania, June 5, 1904, the daughter of John and Anne (Jakubaitus) Eismont. She was educated in Siaulia schools and came to the United States on July 23, 1923. She settled in Lewiston and married Charles Kalwell on July 4, 1925. He died on June 27, 1982.

Tekle was employed at the Bates Manufacturing Co., as a stitcher for 35 years until her retirement in July 1959. She was a hard working and energetic person. She was active in the Lithuanian community here in Lewiston. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Society and served as president. She was a supporter of the Franciscan Fathers of Greene and Kennebunk and helped with their fund raising activities and suppers. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Lewiston.

She was a warm person who loved her family, friends, and people. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, the outdoors at the family cottage knitting, tatting , crocheting and hooking rugs.

Survivors include daughter, Anne of Lewiston; son, Frank of York Beach; godson, Edward Bikulcius of Sandusky, Ohio and niece, Stasie Scott Campbell, Calif.

She was predeceased by her brother, Stanley Eismont and grandson, Frank Kalwell, Jr.

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