Student, William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1937. Student, Washington University School Fine Arts, St. Louis, 1940.
Lecturer on art; jurist for selection of art for exhibits Labelle (Missouri) Centennial, 1972. Chairman Centennial Art Show, Lewistown, 1971, Bicentennial, 1976. Director exhibit high school student for Northeast Missouri State University, 1974.
Superintendent annual art show Lewis County (Missouri) Fair, 1975-1990.
Member Lewistown Bicentennial History Society. Charter member Canton Area Arts Council of Northeast Missouri. Member Artist Equity Association, International Society Artists, International Platform Association, National Museum Women in Art (charter), Animal Protection Institute.
Married Charles W. Terpening, July 5, 1951. 1 child by previous marriage, V'Ann Baltzelle Deatrick.