Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I begin?

Chances are, you are selecting a monument for the first time. If so, you are probably starting to become aware of the process and the many questions that confront you.

  • What style of monument should I choose?
  • What about granite colors and sizes?
  • Are there cemetery rules I need to know about?
  • How much should I budget?

When you contact a Rose Lawn Monument consultant, you have an advocate, not a salesperson, to professionally guide and assist you through the entire process.

Begin by giving us a call or stopping by for a free quote and consultation.

What affects the price of a monument?

The length, height, and thickness of a monument or marker greatly determine the final cost. The color of the granite impacts the price as well.

A standard gray color will always be your most economical choice. Reds, pink, blacks, blues, mahoganies, and other colored granites will increase price.

The style and characteristics of the monument you choose will also impact price. Standard shapes and sizes are more economical than custom shapes and cuts. The amount of polished granite can also vary the price.

Enhancements such as photos, vases, and etchings increase costs as well.

Finally, your monument or marker will incur foundation and installation fees. Some cemeteries impose additional fees.

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1017 N Truman Blvd
Crystal City, Missouri 63019

Our consultants will guide you through the entire process, from concept to completion.




Austin Smith

“I had a wonderful experience with Rose Lawn Monuments. My aunt passed away this past April and I had never had to decide on any kind of arrangements regarding a grave marker. I contacted Rose Lawn and spoke with Bernard. He was so nice and listened to my worries of finding the right marker. I went in to see him and within minutes he helped me create the perfect stone. My family loved it and I know my aunt does too. Bernard reassured me that they would handle everything, and he was right. There was no pressure and zero stress, which was appreciated and a comfort. I was concerned if they would place a stone in another cemetery other than their own, as my aunt buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in DeSoto. There was no problem at all. I’m so very thankful to Rose Lawn and their staff for their caring, considerate help during a difficult time.”

Karol Frauth

“Our family is so thankful to have been referred to Rose Lawn Monuments. They could not have been more kind or helpful. They assisted us with the choice of a stone that turned out beautiful. Thank you again!”

Jeannie Ellis

“I highly recommend Rose Lawn Monuments to everyone. I cannot thank Scott Gray & Bernard Laiben enough for all their help when we lost our Dad. They helped me through every step, no pressure at all, just their expertise, knowledge (& Bernard helped with the VA paperwork) & always very friendly. Dad’s Service marker is beautiful, Dad served 2 tours in the Army, He is loved & missed beyond words. “Thank you Scott & Bernard!”

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