Bachelor of Science in Education, University Missouri, 1958. Master of Arts in American History, University Missouri, 1964.
Research assistant, State History Society Missouri, Columbia, 1963-1972;
associate editor, State History Society Missouri, Columbia, since 1972;
assistant director, State History Society Missouri, Columbia, 1986-1990;
associate director, State History Society Missouri, Columbia, since 1990. History co-consultant Hearne Brothers Map, Detroit, l980. Humanities consultant Bethel Community History, Boone County, Missouri, l986-87.
History consultant Childrens Press, Chicago, l989.
(Show Me Missouri Women, illustrated with over 100 photogr...)
Librarian First Christian Church, Columbia, since 1984. Member American Association of University Women (branch vice president 1987-1989, branch president since 1989), American Business Women's Association (chapter president 1978-1979, Chapter Woman of Year 1979, 90), Missouri Writers' Guild (co-editor newsletter since 1987), State History Society Missouri, Disciples of Christ History Society.
Married Jay Dee Dains, September 9, 1956. Children: Everett Michael, Stephen Bert.