History

Rich traditions, proud history

Families have been placing their trust in us for generations. We have always made outstanding service our #1 priority and are honored to serve you for over 40 years.

history

Leppert & Copeland Mortuary was established on June 15, 1973 with the Mayor of Indianapolis, Richard Lugar, Rev. Paul Courtney of St. Luke Catholic Church, Rev. A. Howard Lindquist of Northminster Presbyterian Church and as moderator P.E. Mcallister of Mcallister Machinery all in attendance.  The location on 86th Street or road 100 was the north bypass of the city.  What started as a two-lane road is now a four-lane street.

Ed Copeland retired in 1976. In the years following, John Leppert partnered with a couple other funeral directors until the firm became Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services in 2006. In 1999, Leppert ventured into Carmel and purchased the Smith Funeral Home, now known as Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel.

Over 40 years later, the care of grieving families and treating them as we would want our loved ones treated continues here at Leppert Mortuary & Crematory Services.  Funeral and cremation care has become an important family profession when John Leppert Jr became a funeral director. Now, John Leppert, Jr. manages the two funeral homes, although John Leppert Sr. is still a familiar face and expert at serving families. Leppert Mortuary continues to work with an incredibly supportive and caring staff.