Edwina Clinton was born in September 1991 in Parkersburg, graduated from Mountain State College, and attended Morris Harvey College, currently the University of Charleston. Edwina was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where she helped found the Crusader's Sunday School Class. She also was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Edwina and her husband George had one daughter, Barbara, and a son, Gary, and four grandchildren. George Clinton was for many years the Vice President and General Manager of WPAR Radio in Parkersburg.