AS, Oklahoma State University, 1960. Bachelor in Business, Goshen College, 1988.
Treasurer, Woodlawn Nature Council, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana, 1975-1982; consultant American art, Midwest Museum American Art, Elkhart, 1978-1981; founding trustee, Midwest Museum American Art, Elkhart, since 1978; director, Midwest Museum American Art, Elkhart, 1980-1991. Consultant Heritage Fine Arts, Elkhart. Board directors Key Bank.
Member Woodlaw Nature Council, Inc., Elkhart, 4-Arts Club, Elkhart, Indiana Advisers for Art, Elkhart County Symphony. Board directors Northern Indiana Partnership Arts, since 1997, Elkhart Center, since 1997, Indiana University Arts Foundation. Member Hoosier Millennium Committee, since 1999.
Member League of Women Voters (board directors 1985-2003, vice president 1990-2003), Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, Concert Club.
Married Richard D. Burns, June 12, 1960 (divorced 1990). Children: Jennifer, Richard, Timothy, Daniel.