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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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Losing a loved one can be very difficult. We each mourn in our own ways. As we approach the holiday season, it is especially important to discover ways in which you can celebrate life and preserve the memories we have of friends and loved ones who have passed on. Although the holidays are typically times of festivity and joy, the loss of a loved one can leave us feeling lost, sad, or confused. As a family-owned and operated business, Legacy Headstones knows just how difficult these times of loss can be. We want each of our customers to enjoy the holidays, keep the memories alive, and spend time with loved ones that are still here. We have compiled a few of the most popular ways you can commemorate the deceased while joining in on the fun this Thanksgiving.

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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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Although the term burial is defined as placing a body in the ground, burial traditions can vary according to culture, status, and the availability of certain resources. While a certain reverence and respect for the dead is paid in most parts, there are many methods in which the memorial process is carried out. Keep reading to learn more about the many different kinds of burial and remembrance.

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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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The loss of a pet is often followed by substantial grief. While it is not uncommon to hear people downplay the loss of their pets, the truth of the matter is that the loss of a pet can affect us just as deeply as the loss of a family member or friend. Nothing can replace the barks, memories, and slobbery licks that we hold so dear to our hearts. Although loss is a thought that no pet owner wants to think of prematurely, the proprieties of pet burial are important to know. In this article, we will review the appropriate steps to take and how to bury your pet so that you can make your plans while complying with regulations. There are certain rules we all have to follow while preparing to memorialize our pets. In most cases, it is illegal to bury your pet in your own yard if you do not own the property yourself.

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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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Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when you are far from home. Beyond the emotional upheaval from devastating news, a death during college can often inflict undue pressure from academic commitments. If you have a child in college or a college student in the family, the news of death should come from a place of support and total understanding. Keep reading to learn how to tell your college student about a death in the family.

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