Farmer. Born and raised in Adams County. Resides in Clarinda. Graduated from Nodaway High School and attended Simpson College. Member of United Methodist Church and past district president of United Methodist Women. Member and past president of Page County Farm Bureau, former president, vice president, and member of Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board. Long time 4-H leader. Member of OES, PEO, and Iowa Sheep Industry Association. Iowa Master Farm Homemaker in 1990 and received 4-H Alumni award and Honorary 4-H award. Husband Frank; four sons and three daughters. Serving fifth term in House.