Bachelor of Science in Education, Wright State University, 1977; Master of Library Science, Ball State University, 1981.
Library clerk, Greenville (Ohio) Public Library., 1971-1977; library assistant, Flesh Public Library., Piqua, Ohio., 1977-1978; library assistant, Amos Memorial Public Library., Sidney, Ohio., 1978-1981; library director, Preble County District Library., Eaton, Ohio., since 1981. Member technical task force Ohio Public Library. Information Network, Columbus, 1993-1995, board directors since 1995.
Board directors Preble County History Society, since 2000. Member American Library Association, Ohio Library. Association (member council Southwest chapter 1984-1986, assistant coordinator 1986-1987, coordinator 1988-1989), Miami Valley Libraries (council since 1981, vice president 2002-2003), Commodore-Preble Daughters of the American Revolution, Preble County Genealogy Society (vice president 2003-2004, president since 2005), Eaton/Preble County Chamber of C.
Married John Leroy Sweigart, May 25, 1974 (divorced 1986). Married Patrick William Kendall, November 28, 1986.