Planning Ahead

Why Should I Plan Ahead?

Families in Wichita, Kansas and surrounding areas come to Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory to plan their own funerals and cremations for many reasons:

Take Control of Your Final Arrangements

Preplanning is perfect if you don’t want to rely on someone else to get your farewell right. You want to be able to make your own choices. Putting your wishes into writing puts you in the driver’s seat.

Take Pressure Off Your Family

When the time comes, your family will be able to focus on their memories of you, instead of dealing with the dozens of decisions it takes to plan a funeral. And they won’t have to try and guess at what you would have wanted.

Save Your Family Money

When you preplan, you don’t have to pre-pay. But if you do pre-pay, you protect your family from future expenses. Imagine how grateful they’ll be when they learn you’ve taken care of it all.

Plan Online




“I’m so glad we prepaid our funerals. One of the best things I’ve ever done.”

– Catherine