Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1969. Master of Science in Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1972.
Elementary educator Clay Community Schools, Knightsville, Indiana, 1969—1980, media specialist, 1975—1980, media supervisor, 1980—2003.
Member of Clay County Retired Teachers Association (president), Delta Kappa Gamma, Indiana Library. Federation, Indiana State Teachers Association, Alpha Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Glenn Everett Harper, January 18, 1958 (deceased February 16, 2000). Children: Judy Jo Harper Kemp, William Wade.