I am a body donor for the School of Medicine at the State University. So, should things work out accordingly, upon my demise, my body will be retrieved by "whomever" it is (employees of the University Morgue).
From that point, Medical students & Professors shall utilize my corpse for the purpose of study/education. At some point thereafter, my cremated remains will be given to my family (sons).
2 of my sons are reluctantly OK with this. 2 are not. Ultimately it is of course up to them whether they follow my suggestion or not. My point is that I not only see no reason for the ridiculous expense of a traditional wake & funeral, but I do want to contribute to higher education. I have told my boys I understand if they do what gives them comfort or whatever they agree upon. I trust their judgement...and besides, like Keith says, "I'll be dead."
They also know that despite what they do, I will appreciate a Celebration of my Life for all my loved ones, complete with food, drink, music & lots of Memories....with the Theme to be "That's All She Wrote."........LOL