Bachelor, University Mississippi, Oxford, 1946.
Traffic and sales agent Eastern Air Lines, Atlanta, 1947—1958. Public relations/camp director Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Mobile, Alabama, 1967—1972. Public relations director, instructor St. Paul's Episcopal School, 1969—1997.
Public, editor Magnolia Mansions Press, since 1996.
Member of Press Club Mobile, Society Professional Journalists (secretary 1978-1979), Public Relations Council Alabama (board directors 1984-1986).
Married Wesley Crosby Ellis, May 12, 1957. Children: Leslie Ellis Sharbel, Margaret Peggy Campbell, John Howard.