Definitely not a favorite conversation of most people, but putting off talking about your wishes when you pass will only end up hurting the ones you love. You have always been there to protect your family throughout your life, why not after your death?
In comes Elena, Supervisor of Stillman’s Memorial Chapel in Trevose. Elena felt there was a niche for a funeral home that would serve the entire community. She encourages people to meet their funeral director before they actually need him or her – it helps people feel more comfortable dealing with someone they know at such a difficult time.
Elena has been in funeral service for four years; she doesn’t have any family in the industry, but felt it was more of a calling for her. She is an independent funeral director, and about a year and a half ago she became a supervisor for Stillman’s, a state of the art facility. They offer everything from traditional funerals to cremation; she also does in-home consultations and arrangements to help the family feel more comfortable with such important issues.
Also, Stillman’s Memorial Chapel is certified by the Green Burial Council which is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.
What is green burial?
Green burial is a way of caring for the deceased with minimal environmental impact that furthers legitimate ecological aims such as the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.
Read more about green burials in our April/May issue of the Bucks County Womens Journal and feel free to contact Elena at 215-324-8800.
Elena lives in New Hope with her golden doodle who is a Canine good citizen at Chandler Hall in Newtown, PA. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors’ Assoc (PFDA), the Rotary Club, the Green Burial Council, Upper Makefield Business Association and Feasterville Business Association.
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