Interesting OP Joe! Very revealing!
When my uncle who was an on-again/off-again Witness died several years ago, family vexed over whether to request a kingdom hall memorial service for him. Almost as if anticipating that the answer would be "No he can't", they opted for a service at a funeral home conducted by family members.
Almost spontaneosly, his many JW relatives offered heartfelt spoken "messages" from the stage one after the other about him. It was tremendously moving and was easily one of the nicest funerals I have ever attended.
A short time after his funeral, one of my JW aunts was speaking to other JW friends - yet again - about how well the family got together to arrange and deliver my deceased uncle's memorial service. She said, "It was one of the most meaningful services I've ever been to." However, she got a lot of "dirty looks" from the other JWs who heard her and, awkward pauses later added "...oh, what I meant was it was one of the most meaningful services held in a funeral home."
Yeah, right, aunty. We understand exactly what you meant.