Bachelor English, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1958. Master of Arts English, Western Kentucky University, 1971.
Teacher of English, Owensboro High School, 1958-1959;
teacher music and English, Daviess County Junior High, Owensboro, 1959-1962;
teacher of English, Daviess County High School, Owensboro, since 1962;
head English department, Daviess County High School, Owensboro, 1983-1993. Organist, director of choirs, various churches in Owensboro, 1954-1988. Interimorganist First Baptist Church, Owensboro, 1994-1995.
Cluster leader under KERA, Daviess County High. English teacher Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1998.
President Owensboro Concert Association, 1984-1989, 95-96, music director First Presbyterian Church, since 2008. Member of National Federation of Music Club (president Saturday musicals 2000-2004, president 1975-1976), Delta Kappa Gamma.
Married Robert Harold Melhiser, July 17, 1964 (wid.). 1 child, Amy Ruth.