Student Mary-Hardin Baylor College, 1934-1935, William Jewell College, 1935-1937, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1937-1938, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1938-1939, 44-45, George Peabody College, 1947-1950.
Music director, pastor's assistant Bethany Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, 1945—1947. Associate editor Story Hour Leader, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, 1947—1950. Editor Primary Leader, Every Day with Primaries, 1950—1968.
Consultant Work with Exceptional Persons, from 1968.
Member Sunday school board Southern Baptist Convention. Member National Association for Retarded Children, American Camping Association, American Pen Women, Beta Literature Society.
Married Edwin Ulys Monroe, August 6, 1937. Children: Leola Fran (Mistress DudleyB. Burton), Billie Barbara (Mistress William F. Hardy, Junior.