Crume's Monuments

our story

Clarence and Elsie Crume started Crume's

Monuments in 1951. The business stayed small

and Clarence sold to family, friends, and local

families. All the monuments were ordered finished

and Clarence would install in the nearby

cemeteries. Their son Phillip Crume lived in

Louisville and would come down and help with

installations. Later Phillip started selling a few

monuments in the Louisville area and started to

learn cemetery lettering.

Phillip moved back to Caneyville in 1977 and became more active in the business. In 1980, Clarence passed away suddenly and Phillip had to take over the business. In 1981 our first shop was opened and we started carving and lettering our own monuments. By having the shop we could control quality and improve production. 

In 1982 Phillip's son Mike started working in the shop and helping with installations. In 1986 Phillip'a youngest son Mark joined the business in sales.

Over the years the family business has grown and now we have five sales locations. we serve all of the South Central Kentucky including Louisville, Owensboro, and Bowling Green areas.‚Äč