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About Legacy Custom Headstone and Monuments

As an American-born, family-owned business, at Legacy Headstones, we provide our customers with the highest quality, custom-made cemetery headstones and engraved grave markers to memorialize the lives of their loved ones. We understand the importance of paying your final respects to your loved one, which is why we staff only the most talented and knowledgeable laser engravers to create beautiful, custom headstones. We take pride in serving our customers with the best possible products and services, including our 100% lifetime guarantee on all of our memorial headstones and grave markers. 

Memorialize Your Loved One With One Of Our Custom Tombstones

We understand that you are going through a tough time, so we want to make memorializing the loss of your loved one as seamless as possible. On our site we offer a wide selection of memorials for you to customize with your loved one’s name, picture, and more to be shipped free of cost to the gravesite of your choice. If you have any questions regarding our engraved headstones please feel free to contact us at any time through our online form or by calling our toll free number, 800-611-1340. We thank you for allowing us to honor the life of your loved one with one of our custom legacy headstones.

 

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Family Made Engraved Headstones Since 1920

In the early 1900s, our great-grandfather, Lloyd Steckman, began his career crafting custom engraved headstones and monuments in Everett, Pennsylvania at Everett Marble and Granite Works. In 1920, he started Steckman’s Memorial Studio is Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, leading us to the family owned and operated business we know today. Using only the best materials to skillfully create customized memorials, Lloyd dedicated himself to ensuring that Steckman funeral monuments would stay standing for generations to come. Today, with our advanced technologies and techniques, we are able to continue offering our customers the most high-quality, long-lasting tombstones, staying true to the Steckman family tradition of quality and longevity.

Customized Grave Markers Made In America

We are proud to say that all of our custom memorials are made in America by only the most experienced laser engravers in the country. We are committed to producing engraved headstone designs that are second to none, using an expert exacting customization and fabrication process to ensure that your loving anecdotes are perfectly transcribed and will remain visible for a lifetime. To ensure that your thoughts and feelings are engraved with absolute accuracy, we provide you an online design tool to create and customize your loved one’s headstone.

Lifetime Guarantee On All Of Our Customized Memorials

Legacy Headstones and Monuments will guarantee that your customized gravestones are made to withstand and fight against natural deterioration, cracking, and discoloration for a lifetime. All of our granite headstones are made from True Granite, an extremely durable material, allowing it to resist wear and tear throughout the seasons. True Granite employs the best grades of small-grained granite to create beautiful, cemetery headstones that will remain intact with clear epitaphs for more than 500 years, making it the best choice of material for your custom headstone.

 

Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!

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As the name implies, it's called this because it is usually placed at the head.  Also Headstones usually face the east

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DIY

In todays economy everyone is looking to save some money.  Maybe no one would think of making there loved ones headstone!  Do it Yourself Headstones just think of it.  With LegacyHeadstones.com website you can design a gravestone just the way you want it.  

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We have many traditional holidays in america, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, forth of July, etc. etc. .  But Thanksgiving is a holiday that is about giving thanks for our many blessings as a nation and as a people, enjoying family and friends and eating some good food!  This Thanksgiving do something for someone, even if you don't know them.  You will be blessed for it.

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The tradition of funerals and burial history has been diverse throughout the thousands of years that humanity has existed. While a certain reverence and respect for the dead has been paid in most parts, there are many methods in which this process was carried out. 

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Whether you call yourself Christian, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist, there is a common thread that binds all people on this earth, and that thread is the reality of death. There is a reason that all religions have a dedicated ceremony specifically to respect the people who have moved on beyond this life. However, even people who do not consider themselves religious have an internal compass that naturally points to respecting the dead. These ideas may not be crystallized, but they are certainly there. 

Here are just a few of the reasons that it is in your best interests to respect the dead even if you are not religious.

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Pets and children are a natural, loving combination. A pet's departure is often a child's first real experience with death, and parents can use the occasion as a teaching moment about the cycle of life and learning how to cope. Telling a child a pet has passed away is a difficult, but very important discussion that is best done in a familar and quiet space. The Child Development Institute offers helpful tips on how to accomplish this constructively.

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Losing a pet is never an easy thing to have to deal with, especially when you have become used to their comfort and love, and the process for grieving for a lost pet is often a painful one to bear, but did you know that in most cases, it is completely illegal to bury your pet in your own yard if you do not own the property yourself? Many people do not know this, and it can cause some serious problems if the land owner decides that they are not comfortable with you having buried your pet on their property. So what do you need to know about making sure that you have the legal ability to inter your beloved animal friend? Here are a few key points to keep in mind if you have the unfortunate task of finding a final resting place for your pet. 

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Tips for purchasing Headstones for Graves

  • Check your local cemetery regulations, about the gravestone size, dimension, and the gravestones they do not allow. For example, some cemeteries only allow granite and bronze headstones.
  • Decide the material, design, and inscriptionthat you want on the marker. You can go through various samples and choose the shape, style, and design of the gravestone you want, depending upon the nature and interests of the deceased.

    Furthermore, you can personalize the tombstone by getting a meaningful symbol or photograph etched on it. Besides, you can buy a pre-need monument for yourself. **Make sure you check and re-check your design for any errors, because once it is engraved on the gravestone its forever!**

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Telling a child in college about the death of a family member is never easy, especially when the student is miles away from home or in the middle of midterms. In addition to the emotional upheaval devastating news of a loved one’s passing can create, campus life and classroom obligations can bring undue pressure and a conflict of commitments. Your student may feel torn between the obligation to complete important assignments and tests that could impact their future and the need to rally around family during their time of loss.

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After a loved one has passed, it can be difficult to determine where to spread their ashes when it's time to say goodbye. Many family members or friends are often left to question the best location due to a lack of specifications that were made by the deceased individual.

For those who are looking for a place that will honor their loved one, there are a few factors to consider during the process and to have proper closure.

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