Namesake: Helen Arnett Whisler

Helen Whisler YWCA

February 16, 1917: Helen Whisler in YWCA.

A Daughter and Her Parents

Helen Arnett Whisler was the daughter of Charles F. & Mary Belle Arnett Whisler. Helen came to Denison in the fall of 1916. She was a member of the Sigma Delta Phi sorority and the YWCA. Helen contracted tuberculosis and died on March 26, 1918. Charles and Mary Belle Whisler gifted Denison with a hospital to be built on campus in memory of their daughter.