Helen Probasco was born March 24, 1912 in Clinton County, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Johnson) Probasco.

Helen was a graduate of Reesville High School and Wilmington College in Ohio, and she first taught at Sabina High School in Ohio. In 1943, during World War II, she was the first Clinton County woman to join the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service), being commissioned an ensign at Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. She was separated from the Naval Reserve at New York City on November 28, 1945 (after 32 months service).

Upon her release, she became the residence director of Briarcliff Junior College, Briarcliff Manor, New York. And was also associated with Arthur Young Consultants in New York City. In 1948, she was appointed dean of residence of Briarcliff Junior College.

She served on the Wilmington College Alumni Council from 1982 to 1990. She was a member and past president of the American Association of University Women, and member and past president of Delta Omega Theta Alumni.

Helen died on March 2, 1992 at her residence in Sabina, Ohio.



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