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LEBANON, IN — Drury & Leppert Mortuary celebrated with a grand opening in March to introduce their new funeral home to the Lebanon community.

Associates Matt Drury and John Leppert, both highly respected and well known in Indiana’s professional societies, are personally dedicated to bringing a high level of service to families in this community of 15,000 residents. “A modern concept of service with traditional values” is how they describe their philosophy of caring with dignity and respect.

To establish a new funeral home in Lebanon, Messrs. Drury and Leppert converted an existing structure which had formerly housed a furniture store. During the planning stage, they recognized the benefits to be gained from working with a professional experienced in the unique requirements of preparation rooms. That decision led them to Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd., the Preparation Room Specialists.

A goal for Mr. Drury was to have the kind of preparation room environment that “he would want for his mother.” “We accomplished that goal,” he stated, “with our modern embalming room that meets the standards for a 21st century facility.”

Among the estimated 1,000 guests at the opening were several funeral directors who were impressed with the preparation room. “Absolutely wonderful,” one said, “we would like to have something similar.”

Mr. Leppert and Mr. Drury took advantage of DST’s Premier Source design package, a service that combines interior architecture and equipment to create OSHA compliant preparation rooms. The flagship offering of the plan is the PrepAir ventilating system, available only through DST. The partners agree that it is most helpful in providing a safe, efficient and comfortable work environment. They also comment on the efficiency of ergonomic flow at the work station.

The room is fully outfitted with custom cabinetry including specialty instrument drawers, biohazard cabinets, soiled linen cabinets, trash compartments and rolling compound carts.

Drury and Leppert are also proud of the other many fine features of their new mortuary. The 4,500-square-foot chapel can accommodate 375 guests and is easily reconfigured for smaller intimate sized rooms. A state-of-the-art audio visual and sound system makes possible personalized services. The lounge offers families an opportunity to gather in a home-like atmosphere. An arrangement/selection room is also tastefully decorated.

The entire project was designed and constructed on a fast track schedule during a six-month period, from start to finish.

A native of Lebanon, Mr. Drury has an innate desire to serve his community with the highest standards of service. He is currently Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service. His long list of civic activities includes the Lebanon Kiwanis Club, Downtown Indianapolis Kiwanis Club, Calvin Prather Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Indiana Valley, Murat Temple Shriners and Boone Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Leppert is active in Junto of Indianapolis and the Gyro Club of Indianapolis, serving on the Board of Di- rectors in both organizations.

With their associate, Ron Bartlett, a long time professional colleague and friend, the firm has a combined total of 95 years experience in funeral service.

Drury & Leppert Mortuary invites you to visit them at 2400 N. Lebanon St. in Lebanon. They can be reached at 765-485-2700. Their website is

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