Pre-Plan Your Memorial

Have you pre-planned your funeral?

Do you own a cemetery lot?

Have you considered what type of memorial you want for yourselves?

About one out of every ten memorials we sell are for couples who are selecting their memorial ahead of time. Why couples choose their memorial usually comes down to three basic reasons:

  • They don't want to burden their family with another task at a difficult time
  • They want to be sure they get the memorial they want
  • They want to make this decision together, like every other important decision

Years after your death, someone else will own your home, your favorite car will be at the junkyard and any other item you ever purchased will more than likely be gone. The memorial you select will represent you and the life you lived together, forever. You have made life's most important decisions together. Your memorial is that important. Like every other major decision in life, choosing your memorial should be done together. Don't leave this important decision to others or have your spouse do it alone. M & R Monument Company is here to help guide you through the selection process. Because choosing a memorial is the most lasting decision you will ever make together, you will need to know what you are purchasing. At M & R Monument Company, we want you to be informed. Please take a moment to browse through our website to learn about memorials, and receive the tools you'll need to make this important decision.

Economical Memorial Options

Even though M & R Monument Company has found its niche as the premier memorial company for unique design and outstanding personalization, M & R is deeply rooted in traditional memorials and working closely with families to find the "Right" memorial regardless of their budget. You will always be able to find prices on either end of those shown. The price is always dependent on size, color, granite quality, style, carving and other important factors. The listed prices, however, are averages and you can fully expect to find many quality memorials in these price ranges. When planning a funeral on a budget you may also want to look at our wide selection of Cremation Urns.

Flush Marker -These markers are designed to be placed at ground level for easier cemetery maintenance. Typically these markers are 20" to 24" long and 10" to 12" inches in width for a single person. A double marker can run from 30" to 48" in length with variable widths.

Bevel Marker - Most people will recognize a bevel marker as it sits above ground and the back is slightly (1" to 2") higher than the front. The lengths and widths are similar to the flush markers and are usually 6" to 8" high in the back.

A Slant Face Marker is designed to keep within certain budget restrictions, but still can be seen from a greater distance than the other markers. While the length of the slant is the same as the flush and bevel markers the height is usually 16" in the back and slant" toward the ground.

The Upright Memorial consists usually of two pieces. The tablet is where the name and design are usually found. The tablet can be any size, shape, color and style and have any type of engraving. The tablet sits on a granite base which elevates and protects it from damage due to equipment at the cemetery. There are so many variables when considering a Monument it is difficult to give an average price. However, the purpose of these prices is to help you understand what to expect as you consider a memorial. We'll start with some beginning prices followed by average higher end prices.

The "Feature" and "Estate" Memorials are those which are usually purchased to cover multiple graves for entire families. The only restriction in size and uniqueness are those imposed by your cemetery based on the number of graves you own. While it is difficult to state a starting range for this category, it is certainly not uncommon for prices to range from $25,000 to $100,000 or more.

Our hope is, with this general information in mind you will be able to start the selection process for "Your" memorial, and you can now do so with the confidence that you have some basic understanding of memorials and their pricing. The challenge now is to choose a company you trust and feel confident has the ability to provide a quality Memorial regardless of how much you choose to invest.

Testimonials

Mike and Rita, Susan and I wish to thank you for your help during our loss in creating a monument that was worthy of representing our four-year-old daughter. We went to five other monument compa...

Erle Price
Jul 27, 2013