I gave my mother my old iphone and she had a nervous breakdown. She spends most of the time with it turned off. To be fair, there are some pretty stressful life events going on this year.
Anyway, she recently discovered texting and fell in love.
She now sends people Asci art texts, like two birds saying hello to each other, or a papillion dog, like the dog my sister owns.
I don't think that reverance or respect for the dead needs the dead to be hidden from sight completely. It is the attitude that you bring, as a witness to a dead body, that matters, not the display and witnessing of a dead body, per se.