History of Sunny Lane Funeral Home
The roots of Sunny Lane Cemetery are as old as the roots of the state of Oklahoma. Less than one week after the land run in 1889, John George donated one acre of his homestead for the purpose of erecting a church, and Jack Moore donated one acre adjacent to the north from his homestead for the purpose of building a cemetery. From these humble beginnings, Sunny Lane Church and Cemetery, recognized as the first church established in Oklahoma, was founded.
In 1918, both the church and cemetery were purchased by Frank Trosper with the intent of preserving these significant pieces of history. With this goal, a brick veneer was constructed around the original church. Shortly after, in 1924, Sunny Lane Cemetery was formally established. Though the original cemetery may still be viewed today, unfortunately, all that remains of the original church is its foundation.
Today, Sunny Lane is still honoring the traditions of our past and embracing the potential of our future. Our new Community Reception Center provides a facility for families to congregate for life-event celebrations, as well as a respite for families to meet and visit following services. As a part of our dedication to our community, the center is also made available to a variety of non-profit community events.
We're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America's largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.
Please contact our staff to learn how Sunny Lane Funeral Home and Cemetery can find unique ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones, while holding onto the traditions that have made us a part of your community.