Student, Earlham College, 1949. Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, 1969. Master of Arts in Teaching, Indiana University, 1974.
Home economics teacher, Lewisville (Indiana) School, 1978-1979; home economics teacher, Morton Memorial School, Knightstown, Indiana, 1970-1983; town county member, Cambridge City, Indiana, 1991-1998.
Member Indiana University Chancellor's Medallion Dinner Committee, 2001. Member American Association of University Women, Society Professional Journalists, Indiana University Alumni Club, Indiana University Varsity Club, The Woman's Club, Psi Iota Xi, Alpha Delta Kappa, Pi Beta Phi.
Daughter of Claiborn F. and Carlyle (Diffendenfer) King. Divorced; children: Mary Sue Hosey, Steven, Allis Ann Fox.