Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Kansas State University, 1937. Master of Science in Administration, Colorado State University, 1962.
Extension home economist Ford County, Kansas, 1937—1941, Dodge City, 1949—1961. District superintendent & associate state leader Kansas State University, 1962—1969. Advisory member Home Economics College, Andra Pradesh University, Hyderabad, India, 1969.
State leader North Dakota State University, Fargo, 1969—1973. Freelance professional speaker, 1973—1976. Member Kansas House of Representatives, since 1976.
Vice president & secretary Ford County Democratic Party. Member of American Association of University Women, Arts Council Speakers Guild, Home Economics Club, Kansas Home Economics Association (president 1976-1977), National Home Economics Association (president state chapter 1956-1957), Home Economics Extension 1957-1958, Philanthropic and Educational Organization Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, Philomat Club, Women's Democratic Club, Epsilon Sigma Phi 1959-1960, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Herbert Sughrue, May 3, 1941. Children: Kathleen, Margaret, Patricia, John, Tim.