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“Hi, I am so heartbroken. I was just informed that my high school best friend, Leah passed away. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I am...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Shields - Decatur, IL

“I have searched all these years for leah since high school only to find that she passed away i am filled with greif and remorse my condolences to the...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Sidney Light - Decatur, IL

“God bless Leah and her family. She was such a special person to my granddaughters, my son and his wife, Jeff, Pam, Chelsea and Mckenzie. She will...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Holly Howell - IA

“When I graduated high school, Leah became my best friend. We spent hours together. We were always laughing and having a good time. I remember that...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tamara SIgmon - St Peter, MN

“This was a shock,and so sorry to hear of her passing. I have fond memories of my daughter and Leah pioneering. I loved her and I look forward to...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Beverly Hogan - Orlando, FL

“May your soul rest in peace my friend. Your love, laughter and life will remain forever in my heart. My condolences to the family. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Vickie Shavers - Port St Lucie, FL

“I cannot share only one memory, it would be impossible to pick just one joyful moment with Leah. Leah loved her family above all, her daycare...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Heidi Hubler & family - Portland, OR

Leahs Sethie “Steve and I knew from the moment we met her she was the one to care for our child. Her smile and laugh were so contagious. She was our angel sent...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Murphy - Columbus, OH

“Leah, one of my dearest, funniest, most upholding friends I've ever had. It is an instinct to pick up the phone and call you. It will bring me to...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Shapour & Diana Riahi - IA

“Leah will be missed by many! We will always remember her warm smile and huge heart! Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. Thoughts and prayers with...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Alicia Messer-Luze - IA

“We have known Leah for 17 years this month. She cared for my sons now 17 and 13. She was their third parent and I undoubtedly owe her for love and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Melissa Lehan Mackin - Friend

“Leah was a wonderful person, she loved her family and was so sweet. She was always thinking of others and delighted in giving to others. My prayers...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Gwen Johnson - Coralville, IA

“Being neighbors with you, and seeing your smile as you walked your kids down the street. You can see you had the passion working with young children....Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Laurie benner - North Liberty, IA

“I shared lots of ideas that keep us in the childrens business. Leah always would smile and say hello each time we would meet at our conventions and...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie Perkins - iowa city, IA

“As I continue this journey without you, I will give to others what you gave to me. Love, selflessness and kindness. You'll never know what you meant...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Hariri Thomas

“Leah you'll be missed. I love you. Heaven gained another angel. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Anna Earley - Plainfield, IN


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Leah L. Houg, 46, of North Liberty, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 29th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where a gathering for family and friends will follow until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leah's name can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Leah Lynn Kinard was born January 22, 1969 in Champaign, Illinois; daughter of J.C.Kinard and Dianna Schroder. On October 28, 1995 she was united in marriage to David D. Houg.

Leah led a life rich in love and leaves behind a legacy of happy memories for her family and many friends. She met the world with kindness and was a positive force in the lives of many.

Leah discovered her calling as a childcare provider and was honored to share in the nurturing and development of many dear children for more than 18 years. To her, this was not a job as much as an investment of a part of herself in each child. She was always thrilled to hear from past "graduates" and see how they'd matured.

While childcare brought Leah immense personal satisfaction, her family was what she cherished most. Seeing her children grow to caring adulthood was a source of great joy. Leah is survived by her husband, David; her daughter, Brieana, her son, Nicholas; her granddaughter, Leah Sienna; her mother Dianna Schroder and her sister, Amy Volesky.

She was preceded in death by her father, and sister, Minel Kinard.

She was dearly loved and will be missed by our entire community.