Bachelor, Auburn University, 1940. Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1966.
Illustrator Alabama Extension Service, Auburn, 1942-1944. Art director Rutgers Preparatory, Somerset, New Jersey, 1961-1974. Founding, exhibiting member Amos Eno Gallery, New York City, since 1974.
Member H.S. Task Force, Franklin Township, New Jersey, 1968, member human relations commission, 1968-1972. Board directors Hamilton Pk. Youth Development, Franklin Township, 1970-1974, Intercounty Cmty.
Development Corporation, Franklin Township, 1975-1982. Member Artists Alliance of East Hampton, Guild Hall (East Hampton), Parrish Art Museum, Amos Eno Gallery.
Married Paul David Sturkie, June 19, 1940 (divorced October 1962). Children: David Paul Sturkie, Margaret Anne (Sturkie) Mitchell. Married Frank Beasley Gunter, July 4, 1974 (deceased July 1979).
Married George Arthur Taplin, August 15, 2001.