J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel has partnered with Parting Stone – a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based start-up pioneering a technology that offers a clean alternative to cremated remains following cremation. Lower Bucks County families choosing cremation can now receive stone-like solidified remains that can be touched, held, and shared.
“We developed an alternative to conventional cremated remains to help families feel a meaningful connection with their departed. When you choose cremation you no longer have to take home ashes,” says Parting Stone founder Justin Crowe.
Parting Stone worked with material scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop solidified remains to empower families in their grief with a form of remains that can be touched and held.
The solidification process returns the full amount of cremation remains in a solid and clean form that resembles a collection of polished stones. A 100-pound person results in about 25 solid stones.
The color of each person’s solidified remains is 100% natural and many result in white stones, or another natural color.
Solidified remains are now available as an option at J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Avenue, Morrisville. “There are many families who have left the cremated remains of their loved ones at our facility, never picking them up, or stored them in drawers or closets, not knowing what to do with them,” said Stephen Ullrich, owner of the funeral home. “This new process gives them the opportunity to transform those ashes into beautiful stones, which can then be placed in flower beds, in ponds, on mantles, or carried in pockets or purses, as a beautiful remembrance of their loved one.”
J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel offers funeral services, cremation services, and end of life planning.
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