Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, 1958. Master of Science, Indiana State University, 1966.
Business teacher, Indianapolis Public School, 1966-1971; business teacher, Madison (Indiana) Consolidated Schools, 1971-1972; business teacher, Indiana Vocational Technology School, Madison, 1972-1973; owner, Green Hills Pottery, Madison, 1972-1991; executive director, Madison Chautauqua of the Arts, Inc., 1974-1992; executive director, Chautauqua of the Arts at Columbus, Indiana, since 1993; owner, Madison Advertising, since 1988. Executive director Indiana Crafted Wholesale Market, 1992-1993.
Board of directors Jefferson County Board Tourism, Madison, 1981-1992, vice president, 1990-1992. Board directors Indiana State Festival Association, Indianapolis, since 1985, treasurer, 1990-1993. Member Jefferson County History Society, board directors, 1980-1986.
Married James Arlin McDonough, June 16, 1956. Children: Jeffrey, Timothy, Dennis.