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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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.

"There are many services Bill Merritt Funeral Services has. Everyone, especially our director Kristin, were so very helpful! We appreciated all of the following, excellent, services: My mother had prepaid her funeral, choosing things she would like. She made payments on this years ago making this so much easier for us. It can be difficult decidi

ng how to word things. Kristin listened very carefully, asking questions, and helped with the wording of the obituary and the service pass-out. The service pass-out and her guest book were beautifully done! These were all ready to go, including Thank You cards, afterwards. They use Flowers by Pat and Kristin helped us choose something affordable for the casket and it was gorgeous! Very happy with the results! Service was live-streamed and available to view still afterwards on Facebook. It was, also, available to watch live with seating in the foyer and reception room. Music we requested was played on the intercom. There's a reception area for everyone to gather after the funeral. It was very clean and comfortable and the food we ordered was delicious. Death certificates were available within days of the funeral. No delays."

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May 2022

"Yes we were in the middle of a severe ice storm and wasn't sure we could have service. We had individuals who had flown in from out of town and really wanted to proceed with service. We were able to get to funeral home as well as the Bill Merritt staff assisting and complete service. Thank you again for your dedication and help in all areas of t

he celebration of life for my son."

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February 2022

"This was the 5th time my family needed their service and every time Bill Merritt was over the top in every aspect."

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February 2022

"My family has used Bill Merritt's Funeral Home for at least 50 years. I grew up in Bethany, and I remember Bill Merritt, himself, when I was in grade school."

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