Headstones & Cemetery Monuments

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A funeral or memorial service is a single day, while a monument is forever. Headstones and monuments create a loving space to gather in memory of those lost and illustrate to future visitors that their life was lived to the fullest. Through our association with Woodlawn Cemetery, the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home can help facilitate the design, delivery, and installation of a memorial that will last for generations upon generations.

Our monument provider offers a wide selection of models, shapes, colors, inscriptions, size specifications, and more. Whether it’s funeral planning for yourself or a loved one, we are happy to work with you to create a fitting tribute that blends creativity and attention to detail. The memorial that you choose today will last forever, so you deserve nothing less than superior design and timeless craftsmanship. Contact us for monument services in De Soto, Hillsboro, Festus, Herculaneum, and surrounding municipalities.

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As your preferred funeral director and partner, we will be there to assist your family through a tough time and a difficult process. We hope to get to know you and, in doing so, get to know the deceased, which allows us to help design a monument worthy of their memory. In choosing to work with us, you get professional guidance from people you already know and trust. The monument will not be complete until you are fully satisfied with the results.

Not only do we help with the design, but our team can contact the cemetery on your behalf to ensure that your memorial arrives safely and meets all requirements. This takes the burden off when you have many other things to consider.

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Grave Monuments & Headstones We Offer

Monument specialists can meet with families to discuss design options, requested inscriptions, size specifications, and more. Granite and bronze grave markers are configured in various price points to suit your needs. Options include…

Upright Headstones

These monuments can be admired up close and far away. Upright headstones have a vertical top portion (known as the “tablet” or “die”) that is built upon a horizontal mounting piece (known as the “base”). They are typically either rectangular or have rounded edges, but you can make them into many unique shapes.

Slant Headstones

Slant headstones are similar to upright monuments, only shorter and thicker. The front panel is slanted toward the burial plot so that names, dates, and other inscriptions can be read easily. It might look triangular from the side and can be designed with or without a base.

Flat Grave Markers

One of the most common types of memorials, flat grave markers are flush or even set into the surrounding ground. As their name suggests, they are typically thin, comprising no more than a few inches of bronze or granite. These markers are a basic but classic choice for many people and families.

Bevel Marker

A bevel marker is sometimes affectionately called a “pillow” because it rises a few inches above the ground and has a gently sloping design. This type of marker has become very popular in recent years because it is less expensive than a standing monument but has more variety and design options than a flat grave marker.

Specialty Monuments

Through our monument provider, we can help you design specialty shapes and ornamentations that allow your loved one’s personality to shine throughout the years. However, please note that the cemetery you choose could have restrictions you must follow. As your funeral director, we can help carry out your vision while meeting the requirements set forth by the resting place of choice.

What To Put On a Headstone

When thinking about what to put on a headstone, remember that it can have so much more than just a name and date. With so many options in artwork, etchings, engravings, symbols, and emblems, you can now effectively convey how much someone was—and still is— loved by their family and friends.

Many families find comfort in designing a memorial as a final tribute to their loved one, but they might not know where to begin. We suggest you start by considering whether the deceased took great pride in their…

  • Accomplishments
  • Hobbies
  • Favorite pastimes
  • Service to their country
  • Heritage
  • Faith
  • Husband, wife, children, or other family members

Any of these things can be a focal point for the headstone. Even after you have done your brainstorming, selecting a quote, image, or theme for your headstone is still not a simple task. It can be limited by space and the pressure to create something that must stand the test of time. It can be stressful during an already stressful time. Let us help! We can assist in making your cemetery monument a beautiful expression of love and remembrance.

Contact Us

We are a community-oriented and family-owned business with a proud heritage of personalized service. Over the years, we have enhanced our amenities to streamline all the essential components following a tragic death in the family.

We’ve made it easy to send your email inquiries via our contact form in which we guarantee to respond within one business day. Contact Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home to start the process today. Offering services in De Soto, Hillsboro, Festus, Herculaneum, and surrounding municipalities.

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Funeral Director

Your loved one’s life should be honored in a way that would make them proud. Our team of caring, compassionate funeral directors is available to help 24 hours a day to help you add the personal touches that celebrate their life.

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Funeral Services

No matter if you want to honor your loved one with a casual ceremony or a formal one, our services allow all attending the service to express their heartfelt gratitude for the part their loved one played in shaping their life.

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Cremation Services

We provided memorial service options for loved ones who choose cremation over a traditional burial.  All of our cremation services include assistance with the permanent placement of the urn at a cemetery or columbarium.

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