Pillow Top Headstones

Cemetery headstones come in many sizes and shapes. But stone shapes is limited by your local cemetery rules. Your cemetery will have guidelines telling you what style of monument may be placed on the grave.

Most cemeteries allow, and even require, flat-with-the-ground markers and pillow top style monuments and headstones. These markers are a nice way to modestly elevate the memorial from the ground.

Pillow style Headstones are a low profile grave marker where the higher back slopes to the lower front. In most cases, the slope is either 8" in the back to 5" in the front or 6" in the back to 4" in the front. On a pillow style monument different areas can be polished, for example:

  • top only (Polish 1)
  • top, back and front (Polish 3)
  • top, back, front and sides (Polish 5)

The areas that are polished on the stone dictate where the lettering or design can be placed.

Pillow top headstones are available in various sizes. The size is best determined when it is known whether one of more persons will be memorialized on the monument. In addition, pillow top grave markers can be installed with or without a granite base.

Sample of Pillow Top style Headstones













Pillow Top style Headstones on Amazon:

Absolute Slant Granite Memorial Marker MN-173

Granite Headstone 24″x12″‘x4″ Morning Rose

Granite Cornerstones (set of 2)

Cemetery marker headstone monument- engraving included