it probably ly depends on the yard u are burried in. there are still people who do not embalm, do not leave loved one's body w/a morgue. here is a web site u might enjoy--Why do it?
One home funeral participant reflected. . .
"I feel so grateful that I was able to walk every step of this journey with my dear friend. Life-long and intimate bonds have been formed as a result of this home funeral experience. Our time together was a beneficial and meaningful celebration of life."
Why a Home or Family-Directed Funeral
A funeral is a ceremony commemorating the life and death passage of an individual. It is a necessary ritual acknowledging a life-changing event for surviving family and friends. A home or family-directed funeral is individually designed to honor each unique person and can be held in a gentle and intimate home environment. Following the death, a family member, an agent holding a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPAHC), or designated agent can act in lieu of a funeral director. They orchestrate all of the arrangements and carry out all of the decisions. We encourage individuals to share their last wishes with others and plan for their own funeral rites. Info Donna stencils her own pine box, reflecting her love of nature. She created this beautiful legacy following the diagnosis
of a brain tumor giving her 6-12 weeks to live. my 26 yr old daughter died and i found funerals/undertakers barbaric i wish i'd had a chance to gently wash and dress her, sit woth her before burrial--and i wish it had been a little country church graveyard where i could plant things on her grave--nancy baltinsky