Diploma, St. Anthony Hospital, 1963.
Staff nurse Georgetown University Hospital, Washington (District of Columbia). House supervisor St. Anthony Hospital, Terre Haute. Level III staff nurse, operating room nurse, CPR instructor Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Nurse first assistant Doctor A.W. Kunkler.
Member Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (president, charter member, delegate 1989, 1990).
Married James M. Cannon, November 9, 1963. Children: Mary Cannon Payne, James P., Thomas M.