Bachelor, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1960.
Assistant teacher The Children's Corner, Indianapolis, 1971—1975. Historic interpreter Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, Noblesville, 1975. Staff assistant History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1975—1978.
Classified ads, credit and purchasing Topics Newspapers, 1978—1980. Staff education docent Children's Museum, 1981—1988. Part owner News Examiner Company, Connersville, 1991—1993, Winchester (Kentucky) Sun, 1991—2005, Commercial Printing Service, Connersville, Indiana, since 1989.
Director and vice president Tatman, Inc., Connersville, Indiana, since 1983. Secretary and president Foundation Hand Research and Education, Indianapolis, 1988—1994. Director and vice president Walker Family Foundation, since 1993.
State co-chair Phillips Academy National Centennial Fund Doctor, Andover, Massachusetts, 1977—1979. Director and president Coleman Adoption Services, 1982—1988. Chairman finance development Arthritis Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1989—1997.
Member alumni council Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1984. Board director Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1999—2006, vice chairman board director, 2003—2006. Member of Sweet Briar Alumnas Club of Indiana (co-president since 1990), University Park Country Club.
Married Frank Dilling Walker, August 25, 1979. Married Guy Thomas Connelly (divorced). Children: Kevin Connelly, Katherine Connelly.