Attending, LaSalle University.
Assistant editor Lockport Herald, Illinois, 1960—1963. Editor, 1963—1969; assistant editor Naperville Sun, Illinois, 1969—1970. Editor Joliet Circuit, 1970, Pointer Publications, Riverdale, 1970—1972.
Assistant editor Lisle Sun, 1972—1974, Big Farmer Magazine, Frankfort, 1974—1981.
Secretary Homer Fire Department Auxiliary, 1962, District 92 Band Parents, 1967. Member Homer Republican Precinct Committee, since 1976, Homer Township clerk, since 1981. Board directors Will County History Society.
Member of Illinois Press Women's Association, Illinois Federation Business & Professional Women's Clubs Foundation (director District 5), Illinois Business & Professional Women's Club (bulletin editor 1983-1984), Lockport Business & Professional Women's Club (charter member, past president, Woman of Year 1979), Waa-Shee Riders (president).
Married Edward Karkut Karkut, March 20, 1943. Children: Patricia, Edward, Stanley, Susan, Christopher.