What Kind of Monument Should I Select?

Given the historical significance of your monument, it should be selected with careful thought. Some factors to consider are location, material, style, shape and personalization.

First, consider where the monument will be placed. Does the cemetery allow the size and type of monument you envision? Since costs can vary from cemetery to cemetery, it is especially helpful to make sure the cemetery meets your needs.

After choosing the location for your monument, consider the type of material. Granite, marble and bronze are the most common choices. In Kansas, most of the time, the material of choice is granite. Granite is the hardest material and is quarried in North and South America, India, Africa, China and Europe. Each granite color has its own set of qualities. Black granite lends itself well to detailed etchings. Rose and gray granites are more easily sculpted as religious figures. Wausau Red and Blue Pearl granites are valued for their rich color.

Missouri Red
Missouri Red

Missouri Red

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Lettering on Monument Back
Lettering on Monument Back
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Jet Black
Jet Black

3-0 x 0-6 x 1-10 pol 2, serp top 4-6 x 1-0 x 0-6 pol top, brp

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American Black
American Black

2-6 x 0-6 x 1-8 pol 2, serp top 3-6 x 1-0 x 0-6 pol top, brp

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Gray Sandblast Carving
Gray Sandblast Carving

3-6 x 0-6 x 2-0 pol 2, serp top 4-6 x 1-0 x 0-6 pol top, brp

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Jet Black
Jet Black

4-0 x 0-8 x 2-0 oval top 6-0 x 1-2 x0-8 pol top, 2" polished margin

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Blue Pearl
Blue Pearl

2-0 x 0-6 x 1-8 pol 2, serp top 3-0 x 1-0 x 0-6 pol top, brp

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Gray with Color Portrait
Gray with Color Portrait

2-0 x 0-6 x 2-0 serp top, pol 2 3-0 x 1-0 x 0-6 pol top, brp

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Metal Cross Overlay
Metal Cross Overlay

Metal Cross Overlay on American Black

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Double Heart
Double Heart

Missouri Red Double Heart

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Brick Sandblast Carving
Brick Sandblast Carving

Attached Cross over brick sandblast carving

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Blue Sable
Blue Sable

Blue Sable Vertical Tablet

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Mahogany
Mahogany
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Black Wing Monu. w/ Grotto & Statue
Black Wing Monu. w/ Grotto & Statue
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Fletcher Monument (back)
Fletcher Monument (back)
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Paradise Black
Paradise Black

4-0 x 0-8 x 2-4 oval top, brick columns 6-0 x 1-2 x 0-8 pol top, brp

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Celtic Cross
Celtic Cross
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