Graduated from the high school, Kenova, West Virginia.
Secretary, Flair Furniture, Inc., Kenova, l967-68; secretary, bookkeeper, buyer, Nap & Spence Furniture Company, Dover, Delaware, l968-7l; secretary, bookkeeper, R.W. Ashworth Construction Company, Huntington, West Virginia, l972-79; partner, business manager, Design Connexion, Huntington, l980-. Member customer advisory board lst Bank Ceredo West Virginia, l989-.
Committee chairman Boy Scouts American, Huntington, l980—, member board review, chairman merit badge, instructor drafting, Kenova, l980—. Active Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Huntington, l983—. Member American Society Interior Designers, National Federation Indiana Business, National Association Home Builders (silver pin, Spike Club award 1989), Tri-State Home Builders Association (board directors, state and local secretary, member state awards committee, editor local newsletter since 1987, Associate of Year award 1987, 90, Special President's award 1988, associate member council, director for State of West Virginia), Women's Network Group (board directors since 1983), Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Order Kentucky Colonels, Kenova Woman's Club (president 1983-1986).
Married David E. Straley, April 20, l968. L child, John David.