NOTE 7/14: A Find A Grave photo volunteer has reported that the cemetery office will only provide a map of the cemetery, they will no longer assist with looking up grave locations (unless you are a family member). If you are a family member who would like a grave photo, please contact the cemetery and obtain the specific plot location information prior to making a photo request.
Cemetery gates are open to visitors every day of the year from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.
History of Sunny Lane Cemetery:
The roots of Sunny Lane Cemetery are as old as the roots of the State of Oklahoma. Less than one week after the land run in 1889, Mr. John George donated one acre of his homestead for the purpose of erecting a church, and Mr. Jack Moore donated one acre adjacent to the north from his homestead for the purpose of building a cemetery. From these humble beginnings, Sunny Lane Church and Cemetery, recognized as the first church established in Oklahoma, were founded.
In 1918, both the church and cemetery were purchased by Frank Trosper with the intent of preserving these significant pieces of history. With this goal, a brick veneer was constructed around the original church. Shortly after, in 1924, Sunny Lane Cemetery was formally established. Though the original cemetery may still be viewed today, unfortunately, all that remains of the original church is its foundation. The Community Reception Center provides a facility for families to congregate for life event celebrations as well as a respite for families to meet and visit following services.
Old office was as 3900 S.E. 29th Street.
GPS Coordinates: 35.43138, -97.44305
- Added: 1 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #99612
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