Student, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1972.
Charge nurse, Nursing Home, Springfield, 1964-1982; songwriter, free-lance writer, since 1982.
Member Ozarks Note Worthy Songwriters Association (consultant, member of advisory board, president 1992-1995, Song of Year award 1995), Broadcast Music Inc.
Married Walter Edward Hickory, November 14, 1954 (deceased August 1959). Children: Mary Elizabeth, Walter William.