Leah Jean (Himschoot) Hamilton of Des Moines, was born on November 20, 1929 and died January 31, 2014, at age 84. She was the daughter of Margaret and Adolph Himschoot, both deceased, of Buckingham. She attended grade school in Buckingham, high school in Dinsdale, UNI in 1947-48, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University. She taught grade school in Ames and Des Moines for 48 years.
Survivors include her daughter Heidi Hamilton of Las Vegas, son Patrick Hamilton of Polk City, former daughter-in-law Melrita Hamilton of Des Moines; grandchildren Michael (Emily) Hamilton, Sarah (Aaron) Witt, and Katie Hamilton, all of Des Moines; great-grandchildren Hannah Witt and Liam Witt of Des Moines; brothers Neal Himschoot of Buckingham and Robert (Ginna) Himschoot of Cedar Rapids; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in Iowa, Florida and Alaska. A daughter, Susan, and a son, Scott, preceded her in death.
A private burial will be at Ames Cemetery.
Published in Des Moines Register on Feb. 2, 2014