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TOPIC: Half Couch vs Full Couch

Half Couch vs Full Couch 25 Jul 2014 15:22 #962

In different parts of the country there is a preference between offering half couch caskets versus full couch caskets. Does anyone know why caskets come in two different styles? Is it purely aesthetics or is there a functional reason?
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Half Couch vs Full Couch 25 Jul 2014 16:02 #963

I think it's merely aesthetic, and regional. From what I know, full couch caskets are more often used in the Southeast, and they're much less common anywhere else. I have no idea what the history is---perhaps a funeral director may know?

What I do find amusing is how people used to half couch models sort of cringe when they see a full couch. What, seeing Mr. Jones embalmed and rouged on crepe fabric is "normal," but you draw the line at---gasp---seeing his legs?
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