What to Engrave on a Granite Bench Memorial

When purchasing a granite bench memorial, people frequently ask us what they should engrave on it. There are, of course, no wrong answers to this question. People should celebrate the lives of their deceased friends or family members in any way they choose.

However, after much consideration, most of our customers decide to add the following elements to their loved one’s granite bench memorial:

A Name

The decedent’s name is almost always on memorial benches. It’s usually the first thing you see when you look at the bench.


Many people opt to engrave the decedent’s date of birth and date of death beneath their name.

A Brief Message

Memorial benches generally include a short message. In most instances, this message comes in the form of a poem, a quote, or a religious passage.

A Picture

Many families choose to etch a photo of their loved one on the bench. Some also opt to add a picture of the decedent’s pets, cars, or favorite sports team.

We always recommend families have an open and honest conversation about the elements they would like to their loved one’s granite memorial bench before they finalize their purchase. Doing so is the best way to avoid disagreements down the line.

Ready to Order Your Loved One’s Granite Bench Memorial?

Once you have decided what you would like to engrave on your loved one’s memorial bench, all that is left to do is place your order. To get started, all you need to do is call the Delphos Granite Works team at (419) 695-5500 or send us a message online.

Our master craftsmen have been designing and manufacturing granite memorial monuments for the people of Ohio for years, so you can be confident we will deliver a bench your family can be proud of.

About us

Delphos Granite Works is the largest monument company in northwest Ohio with 35 locations and representatives to serve you. We offer cemetery headstone, gravestones, headstones, monuments, and many other granite products.

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Delphos, OH 45833

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