Bachelor in Home Economics and General Science, Greensboro College, 1951. Graduate, Real Estate Institute, 1962.
Teacher Dryher High School, Columbia, South Carolina, 1951-1952, Haw River School, North Carolina, 1954—1956, Alexander Wilson School, Graham, 1957-1958. Guest essayist for news Mebane Enterprise, 1955-1956. President Shirley, Inc., Burlington, 1962—2004.
Board directors Girl Scouts American Kings Daughters, Burlington, 1961, Williamsburg Library. Foundation, since 1997. Life member Republican Inner Circuit, Washington, since 1990.
Active Salvation Army. Committee member York County Republican Party, 1995. Volunteer disaster & blood banks American Red Cross, since 1990.
Founding member American Air Force Museum. Board directors William Burg Library. Foundation, since 1997.
President Burlington Council Garden Clubs, 1955-1956. Member American Association of University Women, American Watercolor Society (associate), Virginia Watercolor Society, Sierra Club, Williamsburg Bibliophiles, Raleigh Tavern Society Colonial Williamsburg, Christopher Wren Society, Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, Williamsburg Photography Society, Military Officers Association (life), Waterman's Association, Army-Navy Country Club.
Married Charles B. Coble Junior, June 11, 1951 (divorced 1968). Children: Jennifer Susan Farmer, Charles B. Coble III. Married Marvin M. Stanley, December 18, 1983 (deceased).