About

At Bill Merritt Funeral Service, a funeral home in Bethany, Oklahoma, we draw inspiration from life to create personalized memorial celebrations that best reflect an individual.

Funeral home options

Bill Merritt Funeral Service has the flexible space to accommodate your guests, whether you prefer a close gathering of immediate family members or a large and joyous reunion of friends. Our chapel welcomes celebrants of all faiths, traditions and cultural backgrounds. We offer traditional religious services and burial with military honors, as well as cremation for those who prefer an alternative. Let us guide you through the range of available options, from delectable catering, to music that portrays the perfect sentiment.

Ready to serve

Sitting area at Bill Merritt Funeral ServiceOur detail-oriented funeral directors begin by listening to you. Inspire us with a story—a favorite vacation destination, the passionate pursuit of a hobby or accolades from volunteer service—and we will work with you to integrate these elements into a personalized service. Imagine a gallery of photography featuring portraits of guests in attendance, or one last scavenger hunt of meaningful hidden treasures. Whatever you envision, our dedicated team will work diligently to fulfill each final wish.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Bill Merritt Funeral Service, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Contact us

We stand ready to advise you regarding funeral arrangements in Bethany. Please contact Bill Merritt Funeral Service day or night if we may arrange a tour of our chapel and funeral home.

History

Bill Merritt Funeral ServiceBill Merritt opened his first funeral home in Bethany, Oklahoma, in 1932. He envisioned his funeral home would provide the best quality of care with honor and dignity. Mr. Merritt personally owned and operated the Bill Merritt Funeral Homes for 59 years.

Throughout the years, Mr. Merritt built a reputation on giving families the honor and dignity they deserve during a time of need. Mr. Merritt passed away in 1991, but his tradition of service still remains within our walls.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Thankfully, my mom took care of all her arrangements long before passing. This was so helpful in an emotionally difficult time."

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December 2021

"All the personel were were very kind and reespectful"

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November 2021

"Across the board, everyone that I worked with during our time of grief was genuine. It is a very difficult thing to bury your daughter, and where I had difficulty making decisions in regard to her service, I received genuine feedback without the feel of being sold. The bedside manor and small creature comforts afforded me by the staff were very rea

ssuring. I never felt that any of their gestures were manufactured, and they have gained my friendship and loyalty moving forward."

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October 2021

"I had used Bill Merritt's funeral service for my father 20 years ago. Mom wanted a funeral the exact same as Dad's. When Mom passed away the staff at Bill Merritt's made everything very easy and told me precisely what I needed to do. It's very overwhelming to lose a loved one and having to get everything done for the service in a short amount of t

ime, Debbie and her staff made me feel welcome and was there every step of the way for my Mother and my family."

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October 2021

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