Born and raised on a farm in Indiana.

Graduated medical school from University of Cincinnati 1965.

Surgical residency at Miami Valley Hospital from 1965 to 1970. First female surgical resident in that program!

Opened general surgery practice in Wilmington in 1970 and remained on active staff at CMH until 2001. During that stretch of time, held positions of chief of surgery, chief of staff, and served on the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2008.

Remained an honorary member of staff from 2001 to 2014, teaching office procedures to family practice residents.

Made several mission trips to Nigeria and the upper Amazon River.

Retired September 24, 2014