Registered Nurse, Mercy Hospital School Nursing, Pittsburgh, 1963. Bachelor of science in nursing, Slippery Rock University, 1978. Master of Science in Nursing, Edinboro (Pennsylvania) University, 1983.
Assistant head nurse, staff nurse, Jameson Hospital, New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1964-1978; screening nurse, Pennsylvania Department Health, Harrisburg, 1978-1980; level coordinator, instructor, Sharon (Pennsylvania) General Hospital School Nursing, 1980-1987; staff development coordinator, St. Joseph Riverside Hospital, Warren, Ohio., 1987-1989; professional education manager, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio., 1989-1992; unit manager cancer care center, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio., since 1992. Instructor Hospice Volunteer Training Program, Sharon General Hospital.
Member American Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, Slippery Rock University Alumni Association (treasurer), Sigma Theta Tau.
Married John P. Wherthey, April 11, 1964. Children: John P. Junior, Christopher, Kevin.