Associate of Arts, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1989. Student, Miami University, 1956. Student, Eastern Kentucky University, 1957.
Student, Ohio State University. Student, Ohio University, 1988.
Teacher, First National Bank, Dayton, Ohio., 1962-1966; clerk, Vandalia (Ohio) Pre-School, 1971-1972; income tax preparer, City of Portsmouth, 1976-1978; teacher, Johnson's Pre-School, Portsmouth, 1974-1976, 79-93; clerk, 1st Presbyterian Pre-school, Portsmouth, Ohio., 1993-1994; teacher, assistant director, 1st Presbyterian Pre-school, Portsmouth, since 1994; on site director, Kids Klub of Altoona, Iowa. on site director, Four Mile School-S.E. Polk County Schools, Iowa.
Numerous civic actitivies.
Married Larry R. Boren, November 19, 1977. Children: Kyle Purpura, Kevin Purpura, David (deceased), Jeff, Steve.