The story takes place in the mid-1920s in New Orleans, for the record. Thanks!
(Also, I have no idea how to tag this. Mods...?)
ETA - I mean more along the lines of how exactly she'd be taken from her bed and out of the house. Picked up and carried, stretchers...?
ETA2 - Brilliant! I'll be going with the wrap-in-sheets+put-on-stretcher method, probably before dawn to minimize neighborly exposure. Thanks so much, everyone! =)