Student, Western Illinois University, 1957. Student, Southern Illinois University, 1956.
Member staff advertising department Macomb Daily Journal, Illinois, 1943-1947. Writer, executive, director, promoter McDonough County Tuberculosis Association, 1949-1958. Secretary United States Department Agriculture, Macomb, 1955-1958.
Researcher, writer 1st National Bank, Springfield, 1963, administrative assistant to state legislator, 1964-1969. With Sentinel Printing Company, Illiopolis, Illinois, 1965. Newspaper columnist, free-lance writer, member survey staff Prairie Farmer Public Company, Decatur, 1965-1979, Successful Farming, Des Moines, 1982.
Freelance correspondent Automotive News division Crain Communications, Inc.
Active Altar Society Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Springfield. Freelance writer Springfield Catholic Times newspaper, 1991, Decatur (Illinois) Herald and Review newspaper, 1991. Correspondent Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield.
Chairman Illiopolis unit University Illinois Home Extension. Public relations director Springfield chapter American Cancer Society, 1961-1968. Second vice president Illinois Conference Tuberculosis Workers, 1952-1953.
Member Sangamon County Farm Bureau, women's committee, chairman health and safety, St. John's Hospital Auxiliary, Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders. Member National League American Pen Women (president Springfield chapter 1972-1973, secretary Illinois branch 1974), Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders, Western Illinois University Alumni Council (secretary, Distinguished Alumni award 1982, committee member College Applied Sciences Agriculture representative Alumni Council), Illiopolis American Legion (auxiliary unit 521), Illinois Press Association United States Air Force Air Defense Team (honorary life), Illinois Women for Agriculture, Civil War Round Table, Sangamon County History Society, Republican Women's Club.
Married Herbert Waldo Hines, Junior, December 20, 1958. Children: Grace Consuelo, Ruby Marie.