Parkersburg West Virginia’s Monument Resource

Over 60 Years of Dependable Service

Kirby Monument opened for business over 60 years ago.  Pennsboro-Ritchie has been in business for well over 50 years.  This makes us two of the areas oldest and best known names in the monument industry.  Our combined history has helped us to become the most qualified memorial shop in the Mountain State and through the mid-Ohio valley.  This dedication to service and our award winning customer service make it a clear choice when you need help choosing a monument company.


We are members of the Monument Builders of North America. The MBNA is a professional monument organization providing networking and professional development for our skilled technicians. Choosing to serve the community in the memorial arts is a very worthy profession. All of us at Kirby Monument and Pennsboro-Ritchie Memorials are very serious about the quality of our work and the service we provide.

Latest Technology and Earned Reputation

Kirby Monument and Pennsboro-Ritchie Memorials keep our staff up-to-date with the latest technology, along with the many rules and regulations that each cemetery has. Throughout our service area, we have earned a reputation over the years of being part of a respected team of providers who are called during some of the most sensitive times in our customers’ lives. This is why Kirby Monument and Pennsboro-Ritchie Memorials never does any type of pressure selling or marketing.

Unique Memorials from Local Craftspeople

Local.  That is one key word we will never move away from.  Many monument shops are selling from books and ordering their pieces pre-finished at the supplier.  Here at Kirby Monument it is our goal to provide local jobs to skilled local people to carry out these tasks whenever possible.  Our team of specialists are practicing their skills constantly.  As a result we are able to provide the highest quality monuments you can find anywhere.

Likewise we also believe in helping to keep our community strong.  We have partnered with several organizations to provide work on numerous community projects.  Make sure to check our Projects page to see images of some of them.

Videos (click to play)

These videos will detail some of the work that goes into building the perfect monument.