Pennie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1961. She has traveled the globe and has lived in many places such as Japan and Italy during her Fathers (21) years of service with the United States Air Force. In 1967 they settled on the shores of Kure Beach, N.C. After (9) years of surfing, swimming and living the Salt Life, they decided to return to East Liverpool, Ohio in 1976 when her Father retired from the military. Both Pennies parents (and their families) are from East Liverpool.
Pennie is a graduate of East Liverpool High School Class of 1980. She has two wonderful children (John and Heidi) and three beautiful grandchildren (Angela, Kaitlyn and Elijah).
Pennie was a past Lady Elk Officer as well as the Political Chairperson for her district. She was also the Columbiana County Child Assault Prevention Program Leader providing seminars and classroom workshops to keep our children safe.