Bachelor of Fine Arts, Memphis College of Art, 1961. Master of Fine Arts, University Mississippi, 1963. Postgraduate, University Bridgeport, 1969.
Instructor Woman's College, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1963-1965. Teacher Darien (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1965-1974, Batesville (Arkansas) Public Schools, since 1979. Adjunct instructor art, University Arkansas Comty.
College, Batesville, since 1990. President Batesville Area Arts Council.
Lay speaker Batesville district United Methodist Church, 1980. Founding member Batesville Area Arts Council, 1986. District director lay speaking Bates public schools, 1979-1999.
Member American Association of University Women, National Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, Batesville Education Association (board directors), Order Eastern Star (president 1993, Worthy Matron 1981).
Married Richard Allen McCracken, July 20, 1974. Children: Amos Byron, Richard Love.