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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Police escort available
When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
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Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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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.
We 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.
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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