Lona F. Smith

Nov 23, 2017
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Per Lona’s request, there will be no services.




May be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice; or to the Western Home Foundation.


Lona F. Smith, 71, of Waterloo, died at her home on November 23, 2017.

She was born on October 28, 1946 in Waterloo; the daughter of Roland and Lillian Eliott Hathaway.

Lona graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1964; she then graduated from Gates Business College in 1967. 

She married Kenneth J. Leahy on April 20, 1968 and they later divorced; she married Aubrey C. Smith on December 13, 1989; he preceded her in death on September 13, 2014.

She was employed at Pinkerton Building Supplies; Lona then worked as a teacher’s associate for Waterloo Community Schools; she later worked for Omega Cabinets until her retirement.

Lona is survived by a daughter, Lori Leahy of Big Lake, MN; two sons, Mike (Grace) Leahy of Waterloo and Greg Leahy of Waterloo; a sister, Rolene (Craig) Wehr of Cedar Falls; a sister-in-law, Judy Barnett of Norman, OK; and a brother-in-law, Bill (Barbara) Rector of Moore, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Aubrey.

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  1. Alice (Bunnell) Janssen | Nov 29, 2017

    To the family of Lona...I was sorry to read about her death.  We are distant cousins on the Bunnell side of the family.  I've not seen Lona for a few years, but remember her from earlier years when our families would be together.  Thinking of you in these difficult days. 

  2. Tim Burton | Nov 27, 2017
    I knew Lona from Omega Cabinets she was such a nice and caring person , I will hold you and your family in our prayers .   
  3. Monica Rehman | Nov 24, 2017
    Thinking of you. 
  4. Bob and Sandy Wolf | Nov 24, 2017
    Our thoughts are with you, Greg. So sorry for your loss. Be strong. ��
  5. Brenda Thompson | Nov 24, 2017
    Thinking of you and praying for you and your family, Greg.

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