Jeanne Doolittle Obituary

Jeanne A. Doolittle
Jeanne A. Doolittle

December 8, 1923 - September 22, 2019
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Park Ridge, Illinois


Jeanne A. Doolittle, age 95, of Park Ridge, Illinois passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 22, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold “Biff” Doolittle; loving mother of Charles (Maxine) Doolittle and John (Kimberly Farr) Doolittle; proud grandmother of Laurel (Tim) Vuglar, Heather (Chris) Gates, Caitlin Doolittle, Julia Doolittle and Jacqueline Doolittle; great grandmother of Mikaela Vuglar, Benjamin Vuglar and Emily Vuglar; dear twin sister of Joy (William) Engel; fond aunt of Jill (Terry) Tulchinsky, Bill (Robbie) Engel and the late Jeanne Engel.

Jeanne was an amazing Mom, Aunt, Grandma, and friend, who knew about love and joy. Entering her home was like joining an openhearted, delightful party. Jeanne’s life was a paradigm of the expanding role of women in our society. At first a stay-at-home Mom, she was the founding President of the Park Ridge Manor Women’s Club; and (decades later) its last. Her final position was a nostalgic one, since women had taken a larger role in the wider world and no longer had time for neighborhood clubs. Jeanne, however, had long since moved forward. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, delivering dinner and companionship to people who were unable to leave their homes. She entered the working world as an interior decorator for J.C. Penney. Then Jeanne went to college, and in her late 40’s earned a B.A. and M.A. in psychology and went into private practice. She worked with her husband Biff as co-therapist, but also on her own; with individual clients, couples, in sex therapy, and with people facing the end-of-life. She also taught psychology at Oakton Community College, helping women make their own transition from work at home into the wider world. Jeanne touched so many lives; helped so many people. She will be so profoundly missed.

Jeanne will be missed but never forgotten by her family and friends.



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