The first thing I thought was that Alicia Dean would like to see these. Alicia is a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries television show. She also writes for the Vampire Diaries book series and does an incredible job capturing the characters' personalities in her novels.
Alicia is a friendly and caring person, however when she was a child, her imaginary friend did not survive. I don't think anyone ever discovered what caused the imaginary friend's demise. But little Alicia did tell her mother where the body was buried. I don't think there was a funeral or a wake. (For more about Alicia, check out her website http://aliciadean.com/ )
I learned recently that wakes were originally held after a person's death to make sure they were really dead before they were interred. It wasn't a good idea to wake up after burial, even if you were able to get to fresh air.
Imagine, being in the Middle Ages. The body has been buried, awakened from a coma, and managed to get to the top side of the grave. Now the villagers look up and a dirty, ill, recently buried person is walking toward them. Zombie anyone?
It's said the second time the person was buried, they stayed buried.