Steps for Selecting a Monument



  • Determine what is allowed on the cemetery lot. Cemeteries have many regulations regarding the type of monument that can be installed. Factors include, but are not limited to, number of graves on lot and the lot’s location within the cemetery. When there is a need to purchase new cemetery property, many choose to factor the type of monument desired into their decision.
  • Select a type of monument. (i.e., upright, slant, lawn level)
  • Select the color of granite. There are several options when it comes to the color of the granite. In addition to the most traditional colors (black, red and grey) there are many variations of those colors.
  • Select desired finish. The techniques used to finish the granite can have a big effect on the final product.
  • Select design elements. The final details are what turns a piece of granite into a lasting memorial. Artful designs can be worked around the lettering or can stand out as a more dramatic element. The lettering itself can be done with or without a “panel”.


The process to design a monument can take as little as 30 minutes, to match a family monument, or several meetings, to create a new design. In either case a scaled proof will be provided to aid in the visualization of the final product.


Monument Brochure


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Phone: (314) 965-7680
10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122-1308

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