About

Since 1913, Wichita families have been coming to us with their funeral and cremation needs during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Five generations of our family have made it a goal to provide the most compassionate, quality care. We realize knowing where to turn when it comes to a loved one’s final arrangements can be confusing – particularly when choosing cremation. That’s why we make every effort to earn your trust.

This includes our Cremation with Confidence™ guarantee, a 10-step process ensuring your loved one is treated with respect and dignity and remains under our professional care and supervision at all times. As the only funeral home in the area to exclusively offer this guarantee, we will guide you through all the selections, always with consideration of your family’s budget and traditions.

While many families think choosing cremation means limited options, this is not the case with us. You can still have a traditional funeral service and burial with cremation. Our professional staff can help you create a visitation, memorial service, or traditional funeral. And with all our personalization options, we can design an unforgettable farewell, respecting your family’s needs, budget, and traditions.

Another way we show our dedication to area families is by having two crematories at our East location.  In fact, we were the first in the state to offer this service in 1958. Other funeral homes often transfer a loved one to a commercial crematory, but with Downing & Lahey, your loved one never leaves our care. We are responsible for the entire cremation process, and guarantee it will be conducted in the most professional and dignified manner.

When the time comes to choose a cremation provider, turn to us for all your arrangement needs.