Composer best remembered for anthems like Joy in the Morning and In the Bulb There Is a Flower.
She began studying piano at age four and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
Her anthem In the Bulb There Is a Flower was dedicated to her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer around that time.
She married Reverend Ronald E. Sleeth.
She and astronomer Annie Jump Cannon both attended Wellesley College.