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MARION — Caryl Ruth Alten, 82, passed away peacefully at her home, at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

Caryl was born July 12, 1936 in Blue Island, to Leslie and Ruth (Andersen) Damm.

Caryl graduated from Northwestern University in 1958.

She was retired having been a nursing instructor with the Chicago Public School System for more than 20 years before moving to Marion.

She attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion.

Caryl loved and bred Scottish Terriers. While living in Chicago she helped start the Chicago Scottish Terrier Rescue Group.

Caryl is survived by a brother, David Damm; one niece and several nephews. She is also survived by several close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles and Robert.

In accordance with her with her wishes, she was cremated and private services will be at a later date.

Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

For additional information or to sign the book of memories, visit www.pylefuneralhome.com.

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