Allison Morris Walden

Vice President


Allison, the fifth generation of the Morris family at Downing & Lahey, started working with us part time in 2005, then joined the team full time in 2012 as our office manager. Allison is originally from Wichita, and she earned Bachelor’s Degrees from Kansas State University in Family Studies, Human Services, and Gerontology. She went on to become a licensed funeral director in 2016. Allison and her husband, Tyler, have two girls and a dog who keep them very busy. As a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Allison enjoys volunteering in the nursery and with funeral dinners. She’s also a member of the Junior League of Wichita, Executive Women International, and sits on the Advisory Council for Bridget’s Cradles. In her free time, you can find her experimenting with new recipes, attempting to convince her toddlers to try those new recipes, and training for marathons or half-marathons.



What our families say about Allison:

  • “Allison was supportive and creative. Such a caring person.” ~ Ellen
  • “The entire staff were so friendly and made us feel they had a personal investment, rather than just business, in helping us through the process. Allison was especially warm and made me feel I could talk to her almost as a friend.” ~Lori
  • “Allison did a superlative job in creating our photo video.” ~ Richard