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

Arrangement Room 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 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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Interested in learning more? Call us at 405-789-5622 to request a custom quote.

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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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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.

"4 family members were either buried or cremated. Every time everything was exceptional."

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May 2021

"Our experience with Bill Merritt Funeral Home was wonderful. They took care of my Mother, and she looked so beautiful. The additional services they can provide were also helpful: helping us with the video: a place for the family meal and the catering for the meal: and extra remembrance items. They were also very kind and patient with the many calls with questions and changes."

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May 2021

"Bill Merritt Funeral Services staff went above and beyond to accommodate our special needs."

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April 2021

"I am extremely thankful for the Bill Merritt team. Having to use their services twice in less than a year, I can't imagine having gone through this trying time without them holding my hand, and reassuring me that they had thought of everything. Any and all requests and questions were handled compassionately and professionally."

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April 2021

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