A friend of the family passed away a few days ago. She was 80 years old. Grandma M. wasn't too close to me. However she was always pleasant and funny. She was a great cook and from what I knew of her, a really great Grandma.
Although she lived a long, exciting, and loving life it is sad to see her gone. What helped their family was that she had already made plans long ago for her funeral. She had an outfit picked and everything for the actual Funeral Home. She had her Will up to date and a listing of items that she wanted distributed to her kids and grandchildren.
To me this was thoughtful of her. They do not have to worry about that kind of stuff and can celebrate her life and just be with their families and also morn her passing. To me she took the steps to insure that it would be an easier process for her family.