8. Funerals Are Modest Affairs
Like weddings and other ceremonies of significant life events, funerals are modest, usually held in someone’s home. As in all other aspects of Amish life, simplicity, humility, and modesty are represented in burials. A horse and buggy function as a hearse to carry the coffin to an Amish cemetery. The grave may be marked with nothing more than a wooden cross, which will eventually decay. This is consistent with their Anabaptist roots against idolatry and graven images.