The monument business began in 1944 when Branson and the surrounding areas were much quieter. But as the area has grown so have the facility and its operations. Still known today as Snapp's Branson Monument Company. The craftsmen are still producing quality hand crafted monuments. Many can be viewed in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery next door to the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and crematory. The cemetery had it's first burial in 1938. Ozarks Memorial Park remains today as the only endowed care cemetery in the local area.