Stuart, Leah (Smith) age 77 passed away peacefully at home in Wayzata, MN on Friday, May 3, 2019. Born on June 19, 1941 at Fort Robinson, Nebraska to Hazel and Leonard Smith. Raised in Mitchell, South Dakota and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. During her adult life she lived in Lincoln, NE, Greenwich, CT and San Jose, CA while raising her three children. Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, T.V. Smith of Louisville, KY; her children, James Stuart III (Barbara) of Lincoln, NE; Susan Stuart Seiler (Ken) of Edina, MN; and Lee Stuart (Debbie) of Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren and her beloved canine companion, Oscar. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandsons, Michael P. Stuart and Kenneth J. Seiler. Leah was a loving mother, supporting all of her children while encouraging them to think independently and follow their dreams. In 1996 she moved to Wayzata, MN and continued to work in Human Resources until her retirement. The things that brought Leah joy were her family, her church, her friends and her companion, Oscar. She also loved spending time at Woman Lake with her grandchildren. Funeral services to be held at St. David's Episcopal Church at 1:00 pm May 21, 2019. Memorials to St. David's Episcopal Church Endowment or Struther's Parkinson's Center. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on May 12, 2019