Edward Howell

Title: Coroner
Phone: 570-253-4952
Edward Howell, Coroner

Coroner Edward Howell, B.S., FD, was first elected to office in November of 2011. On January 3rd, 2012, he was affirmed into office in the main courtroom at the Wayne County Courthouse. Re-elected to a second term in 2015, Coroner Howell is enjoying a continued privilege to serve the people of Wayne County.

A lifelong resident of Wayne County, Coroner Howell was raised on the family dairy farm in Clinton Township. A 2007 graduate of Western Wayne High School, he went on to earn an A.O.S. Degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse, New York. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with concentrations in Bereavement Counseling and Education after matriculating at Millersville University and Messiah College. Coroner Howell attained certification by the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Education Board of the Attorney General’s Office after completing studies in December 2011 in the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Education Course at Hershey, Pennsylvania. Coroner Howell is a Pennsylvania Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Coroner’s Association and the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. He is the Chairperson of the Wayne County Chapter of the Child Death Review Team and participates at the state level with the PA Child Death Review Team of the PA American Academy of Pediatrics. Coroner Howell serves on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State Coroner’s Association.

Personal Life
Coroner Howell Resides near the family farm in Upper Creamton, Clinton Township with his wife, Anna (Rennekamp) Howell, and their two sons, Matthias and Josiah. The Howell’s enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of family agriculture on one of the county’s few remaining dairy farms. 

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