Mom was terminally ill and very, very difficult to deal with. It's a long story but basically she treated me like shit deliberately, despite the fact that I was the ONLY one who took care of her. When she was in her final days, her other relatives and kids (my step siblings) actually got IMPATIENT when mom didn't die soon enough. Mom didn't want a funeral but they insisted and I didn't have the strength by then to tell them no.
So, the funeral. Mom had been well known in this tiny town, but the funeral director was a huge douche who said mom wasn't "important enough" (his words), so he had his untrained assistant handle the affair. While I didn't recognize her at first, when she ruined mom's funeral, I realized who she was: A lady who used to sit in the lunch room of the insurance company I worked at and loudly gossip about everyone, including me. She got fired when she gossiped about the company president while he was sitting a table away.
She, through spite or incompetence, fucked up the service. She didn't get the cremains box ready in time, so she put a doily on top of the display box to hide "DISPLAY" engraved on it. Then AFTER the service, she told me the funeral director hadn't bothered to drop by mom's ashes, either. We had a funeral for a display box, essentially.
The relatives who wanted the funeral were petulant and rude. Well, the ones who showed up were. Mom's son and other close relatives didn't bother even though the had demanded a service. None of them offered a dime for costs, none bought flowers, and most didn't even wear dark or nice clothes. When the service was over, they all said, "Gotta go, don't call us", took some of my family photos, stole some of the flower arrangements, then skeedaddled.
Mom wanted to be scattered but all of a sudden out of the blue, one step sister and an aunt became irate that mom wasn't going to be in the family cemetery. I was quite honestly in the middle of a nervous breakdown at that point and I said fine, you can fucking have her. I arranged a headstone and burial over the phone and mailed her damn ashes 7 hours away.
Mailing cremains is one of the many services UPS provides, by the way.