Bachelor, University Akron, 1954. Postgraduate, Keller School of Management, 1984.
Elementary teacher, various schools, Akron, 1954-1955; legal assistant, Kenefick, Kilmore & Bergerson, Michigan City, Indiana, 1976-1981; owner, manager, Creekwood Inn, Michigan City, since 1984; general partner shopping center, Lighthouse Place, Michigan City, since 1986. Board of directors First American Bank LaPorte, Michigan.
Board of directors Snite Museum Art, LaLumiere School, La Porte, Indiana, 1981-1987. Board directors school foundation Notre Dame, Michigan City, 1986-1987. Member finance committee Diocese of Gary, Indiana, 1987, Dunes Art Foundation, Festival Players Guild, Community Center for Arts.
Member Harris Finance Network, Chicago Area Meeting Planners Association, MichiganCity Chamber of Commerce.
Married William P. Linnen, August 28, 1954 (deceased 1980). Children: Beth Marie, Margaret Mary, Joseph Christopher.