Bachelor, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1949. Student, School of Art Institute, Chicago, 1981. Master of Arts, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, 1973.
Teacher art School District 163, Park Forest, Illinois, 1960-1978. Instructor humanities School District 227, 1978-1979. Artist, painter, printmaker, since 1979.
Instructor painting Village Artists, Flossmoor, Illinois, 1980-1987. Lecturer Chicago State University, 1980—1981. Chair study group Homewood-Flossmoor community associates of woman's board Art Institute Chicago, 1989—1995, secretary, 1995—1996.
Adjunct professor Governors State University, University Park, 1995. Artist-in-residence School Art Institute Ox Bow School of Art, Chicago, 1993. Outreach presenter Art Insights, Art Institute Chicago, since 1995, member advisory committee, since 2008.
Docent Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, 1996—2004, since 2010. Instructor art, art history Robert Morris College, Orland Park, Illinois, 1996—2001. Woodcut printing and presenter senior celebrations Art Institute Chicago, 1998—2010.
Participant printmaking Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center, Florence, Italy, 1999. Faculty Tall Grass Arts Association School, Park Forest, Illinois, since 2000.
Board director Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Park Forest, 1981-1983, Grace Migrant Day Care, Park Forest, 1981-1985, League of Women Voters, Park Forest chapter, 2003-2005, 2006-2008. Administrative chair Grace United Protestant Church, Park Forest, 1984-1994, vice president Women's Christian Association, 1999-2003, president 2004-2010. Lay member Northern Illinois Annual Conference of United Methodist Church, since 1996, member commission on christian unity and interreligious concerns, 1996-2004.
Art insights advisory committee member Art Institute Chicago, 2008-2010. Board member Tall Grass Art Association, 2008-2010. Member League of Women Voters, Mid-American Print Council, American Print Alliance, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chgo, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
Married James Milton Cribbs, April 22, 1950. Children: Cynthia, Valerie.