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Funeral and cremation

Bill Merritt Funeral Service


How may we help you?

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.


  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Multicultural Funerals


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

Our 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.

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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.


Bill 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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Affordable burial and cremation

A funeral should be about memories, not high prices. We’ll help you plan an affordable service that doesn’t compromise quality or personal touches.

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