Mildred A Doolittle

Passed away on January 6, 2020

Mildred A. Doolittle, 86, of Cortland, died January 6, 2020. She was born July 1, 1933, in Pickrell, NE to Peter and Esther (Otteman) Peters.

Mildred loved gardening, sewing and cooking. She worked at the Norris schools for over 31 years in food service and helped at the Beatrice Manor with meals. She volunteered with “Sewing for Babies”, was a member of the Cortland United Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. She had also been a school teacher for the K-8 grades in country school in earlier years and was a mentor at Norris Elementary.

Survived by Husband Henry of Cortland, Son Clinton (Denise) of Roca, Daughters Pat (Daryl) Schoenbeck of Cortland, and Linda (Mike) Woodward of Cortland, 7 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and Brother Delbert Peters of Cook. Preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cortland United Church.


  • Visitation with Family Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020


Mildred A Doolittle

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Diane Niemeyer

January 10, 2020

I worked as Mildreds partner at Norris in the kitchen . She taught me so much! I think of her often

Ann Wubbels

January 8, 2020

Mildred was such a sweet lady! I have fond memories of her working in the lunch room at Norris Elementary, and later when she would come read with kids. She had a heart for the kids.

Ed & Julie Yeager

January 7, 2020

Sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I remember Mildred from the Norris School kitchen. Always enjoyed visiting with Mildred. Also, remember when your folks had Peacocks on the farm and Mildred would send me home with some of the beautiful Peacock feathers. Prayers and hugs!