After the funeral service, many families reach out to express their gratitude for our support and guidance during one of the most difficult times in their lives, and we’re honored to receive their positive feedback. These messages speak for themselves, so we want to share them with you.



If you feel we’ve met or exceeded your expectations or just want to say thanks, please contact us or submit a testimonial below. We would love to hear from you and know that we made a positive impact on your family during a time of need.

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Thank you Michael Morris. You are definitely in the right profession. When we spoke with you we were very impressed with the way you handle things, your attitude, the tone of your voice and the respect you give. Thank you so much.

Roger Rose

June 15, 2022

In my opinion, Downing & Lahey could not have been better with services provided. I'm sure they are the best funeral home in Wichita. Downing & Lahey was excellent in all aspects of services provided.


April 13, 2022

Service beyond my expectations. Compassionate and no pressure thru every step of the farewell process.

Alan Lies

December 12, 2021

Never have I experienced such attention to detail; and everything they said they would do, it was done to perfection. Communication was made from beginning to end. I truly could turn things over to them and concentrate on other things.


March 26, 2021

Before I retired, I worked with funeral homes and directors across the country and sat on a National Funeral Director's Advisory Board. Downing & Lahey is one of the best in the country - a real top-notch facility with compassionate people to help with your funeral needs.


March 26, 2021

There is no other funeral home in town that my family would have even considered. The kindness and reputation is above all.


Everyone we worked with was so helpful and kind. You all did such a wonderful job with our father – he looked happy and peaceful. And you made sure our wishes were fulfilled. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much.


Everything was done to ensure the dignity and respect not only of my husband’s remains but our family as a whole.


Both of my parents’ funerals were handled by Downing & Lahey (30 years apart) and the quality and care we received was perfect!


Everything about the experience was more than I ever could have expected. The staff – especially the funeral director – totally assumed the burden and lifted it from my shoulders.


Great value for peace of mind and guidance through the process.


Love all of you. What would we have done without the care and compassion of the Downing & Lahey family at this most difficult time?


All aspects of Downing & Lahey were well beyond expectations!


Your people made a tough time in our lives easier. They are very personable, they treated us like it was one of their family… hats off to your entire staff. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


The peace of mind knowing my mother was in good hands and secure. The caring and professional manner displayed by everyone was very exceptional. Knowing my mother had been taken to the funeral home from her residence was very much appreciated at such a stressful time for me.


The entire staff was respectful, accommodating, and kind. They made many helpful suggestions, gave advice, and brought up many things that needed to be addressed of which we were unaware.


I would never consider any other mortuary.


You seldom get the opportunity to ‘shop around’ unless you preplan. That didn’t work out so well for my parents who preplanned with another facility. This facility (Downing & Lahey Mortuary) I chose for my wife because of their community reputation and my personal experiences.


The personal care and attention we received was exceptional. We always felt as if we were the priority and we were never rushed or made to feel less than the most important customer they had. From Mike Bina at our first encounter to Jan Jacob and Jenny Moore-Jansen as well as those who assisted – everyone was professional and personal in their attention.

Wayne & Kimberly

From the time Downing & Lahey came to the home to transport my father’s body to the mortuary through the follow-up calls after the services, deep respect and care for our entire family was demonstrated by all the employees. We appreciate their courtesy and how they knew when we needed space to make our own decisions in regards to urn, obituary, pictures, and funeral services. The funeral director provided various options for all aspects of the funeral process. Thanks to all at Downing & Lahey we were able to get through this difficult time. We appreciate all of the employees, even the ones working behind the scenes. Our special requests were addressed and granted in the most gracious manner. We felt special and were well taken care of at all steps of the process.


Such a compassionate company. Past experience and our current experience was awesome. They go above and beyond expectations always.


My dear mother suffered a lengthy illness before she passed away - all of her medical treatments had taken their toll on her body. Yet when I saw her at the viewing, I was amazed how young and stunningly beautiful she looked. The transformation was magical. How well Downing & Lahey took care of my mother gave me an extra sense of peace.


Within 4 months both my uncle and aunt passed away and we were shown outstanding compassion and service. Being out of state they made the process very personal which I'm sure wasn't easy... I only wish Downing & Lahey were in Sterling, VA. I've used mortuaries in our area but have never experienced such compassion.

Lisa B.

This is our third experience with Downing & Lahey. The best in the area. I would not use anyone else.

Ann W.

This is our third experience with Downing & Lahey... the best in the area. I would not use anyone else.

Ann W.

Downing & Lahey goes beyond most people's expectations without pricing themselves beyond the financial reach of most families. They are true professionals in every sense of the word.


Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory - East Wichita
Phone: (316) 682-4553
6555 E. Central, Wichita, KS 67206

Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory - West Wichita
Phone: (316) 773-4553
10515 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209

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