Mrs. Helen P. Poindexter DeVoe, the daughter of Archie Poindexter and Inez Houdeshell, was born in Indiana. She was married to the late Mr. Paul Volney DeVoe, and had two children; the late James Frederick DeVoe and Judith Ann DeVoe-Stafford. Mrs. DeVoe graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and complete some graduate work. She retired and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mrs. DeVoe was the Patron for the Hereditary Society Blue Book in 1995.
Mrs. DeVoe was a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (House of Burgesses); and the Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.