Student, Ohio State University, 1933—1935. AB, Depauw University, 1937. Bachelor of Engineering, Capital University, 1938.
Secretary Miami Young Women’s Christian Association, Florida, 1938—1939, board directors. Assistant vice president Coconut Grove Bank, Miami, since 1984.
Founder Guild Museum and Science, Miami, 1952, Guilded Lillies for Crippled Children, Miami, 1974. Member of American Association of University Women (president 1940-1941), Miami Women's Panhellenic Association 1960-1961, American Institute Banking, Southern Florida History Association, Riviera Country Club, Alpha Chi Omega 1947-1948.
Married Jack O. Knowles, November 28, 1939 (divorced 1977). Children: Donna L. Knowles Born, Jane Ann Knowles Wise.