Half-Couch Casket vs. Full-Couch Casket
Locally, in southern Indiana, most funerals have the half-couch viewing. This is where the head end of the casket opens for viewing leaving the bottom half covered.
In other parts of the country people prefer a full-couch viewing where the entire top of the casket is opened for a full body viewing. This is popular among bishops, priests and deacons of the Catholic Church as well as certain regions throughout the United States.