Bachelor of Science in Health Arts, College St. Francis, Joliet, 1980. Graduate, Fort Wayne Ground School, 1978. Graduate, Bill Miller School Real Estate, 1981.
Graduate, Midwest Insurance School, 1983.
Nurse, surgical, coronary, critical care areas, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1957—1983. Head nurse geriatric facility, 1983.
Science Fair judge Aerospace Education Council, 1983—1985. Volunteer Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Ninety Nines (co-founder Three Rivers chapter, secretary 1983-1985, chapter chairman, vice chairman), Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum (charter member).
Married Louis George Ditton, November 8, 1958. Children: Cynthia, Ryan.