Kathy Lynn Dooley Ott

Kathy Lynn Dooley Ott, 48, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away July 27, 2013 at her home under the care of her family.

She was born February 27, 1965 in Hamburg, Iowa, daughter of Lee and Betty Dooley. She attended school in Shenandoah and Creston, Iowa and graduated from Creston High School. She attended Southwestern Community College and received Nursing Assistant certification in 1983.

Kathy was a member of the Jaycees of Creston. She was a “sports mom,” a cheerleader in highschool and a member of the Orient United Methodist Church. Kathy loved her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed haunted houses, watching thunderstorms, attending sporting events, fishing and crafting.

Kathy is survived by her parents of Olathe, KS, her daughter Jessica Peterson and husband Nels Jr, Gardner, KS, sons Colby and Brandon Ott, Ottawa, grandchildren Katelynn, Nels 3rd , Zakary, Jocelynn Peterson of Gardner and Ryan and Justin Ott of Ottawa, sisters Cindy Chambers and husband, Greg of Helena, MO, Sandy Buzick and husband, Brady of Olathe, and Pam Minenna and husband, Tony of Olathe and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her ex-mother-in-law, Ruth Ott, Orient, Iowa and her best friend and ex-husband, Joseph Ott, also of Ottawa. She leaves behind her beloved cats, Suzi Q and lil Bear. A special thank you to Joseph Ott for taking good care of her the last 3 years of her illness.

Kathy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Uncle Don Roof, Aunt Phyllis Schafner and her beloved poodle, Brittney.


  1. katelynn on March 8, 2014 at 9:21 am

    she was my hero and i will miss her i loved her as much as my love for my lost friends and she will always be in my hart ! i miss you grandma kitty

  2. The O-M Class of '81 on August 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Sincere Sympathy to Joe & to Kathy & Joe’s children & grandchildren! May the warm memories warm you hearts in the days & years to come!
    The O-M Class of ’81

  3. Jessica on August 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Mom, we love you and miss you very much. When we went to sign the papers for your cremation, Jocelynn thought we were at Heaven since that is where your are. Her daddy explained what we were doing. I’m sure your enjoying your cats. Dad is lost without you and is having a hard time restarting his new life. The boys are doing better. When you passed away all they could focus on was the sadness of losing you, not the fact that you are healed. I love you and still miss you and know we will be reunited eventually.

  4. Donna Ott and family on August 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    You will be missed dearly by everyone you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers always

  5. Cindy Chambers on August 2, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Kathy—I want to think you are having a wonderful time being a healthy, happy “Baby Kathy” with Aunt Fiddy carrying you around on her hip and showing you all the sights in heaven. Give all of our grandparents a hug from me.

    Your sister,

  6. Staci McCumons on July 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Jess, I’m glad you were able to be with your mom in the end and that she went peacefully. Grieving can be difficult even in the best of situations. You and your family are in my prayers!

  7. Barbara Allen McIntire on July 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Jessica, I remember your mom and I am so sorry. I am the nurse from the Creston clinic that had to give you shots for all those years. I am sure you have not forgotten that. Give your best to your brothers and dad. Again, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

  8. Amber Ott on July 31, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I know you are greatly missed. I hope you are smiling right now and making neat crafts! You were a wonderful mother with a big heart. I love and appreciate all you did for me! I have great memories of you and your family that I keep in my heart! Sending my love and prayers to your family 🙂 have fun in Heaven! I’ll see you when I get there!

  9. brian mcintosh on July 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

    rip aunt kathy you will be missed. prayers and live for the family

  10. Colby Ott on July 30, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I love and miss you mommy, I wish you were here with me still……. I need your guidance in life and I know your here with me everyday still but I need to see your beautiful smile again……… I love you mommy

  11. Brenda Mcintosh on July 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    You will be greatly missed Aunt Kathy. RIP lots of love and prayers to your family.

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