We at Spry Funeral Home strive to offer as much information and education as possible to help our families in understanding the grief process and help in every aspect through the funeral services. Monuments and memorials can be a very important part of this process. Establishing a permanent memorial can be a vital part of any family’s grief process. Many doctors and specialist believe that even when cremation is the final disposition of a love-one, having a specific place to memorialize them is a very important part of a family’s grieving. Memorials are designed to last through the ages. Some cemeteries may have specific requirements when it comes to placing memorials on grave spaces. The most commonly used materials in today’s society are granite and bronze. Granite memorials are formed from one of the world’s oldest and strongest natural materials that has been shaped, polished and chiseled into a grave stone that will last for many years to come. Bronze memorials are typically cast as a plaque and then mounted on a granite base, on a mausoleum or a cremation niché. When designing your memorial, one factor to consider, “Should a vase be incorporated into the monument design?”. Vases may be regulated by the cemetery and sometimes need specific approval. Besides their emotional value, memorials, headstone, memorial stones, grave markers, tombstones or whatever term you chose to use, are also valuable to historians, who often need to document people’s lives. This practice can be traced back to Roman and Celtic cultures and the memorialization of deceased love-ones by marking the grave with some form of stone. The sturdy construction of the grave marker assures that people will be remembered for such documentation, long after the elements have destroyed paper records or technology has made electronic records obsolete.
We at Spry Funeral Home would be glad to assist you in selecting a memorial for your love-one. Please feel free to contact us for pricing and any additional information.