Births

Mercy Medical Center

DES MOINES — David and April Leffler of Urbandale are parents of a daughter born Dec. 27, 2013. Violet Marie Leffler weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Daryl and Kathy (Mercer) Leffler of Johnston and Charlie and Debbie Lewis of Pleasant Hill.

Great-grandparents are Bill and Norma Mercer of Creston.

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Iowa Methodist

Medical Center

DES MOINES — Matthew Buchanan and Rachel Tucker of Creston are parents of a
daughter born Dec. 30, 2013. Destiny Nicole Buchanan weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Rae Ann Tucker of Creston, Randy and Aleacha Crocker of Missouri and Jon and Tammy Buchanan of Ames.

Great-grandparents are Bob Blanchard and Carol Roberts and Don and Linda Keller, all of Creston, and Dan and Karen Tucker of Corning.

Great-great-grandparents are Inez Heins and Kenny Heins, both of Lemars.

Siblings are Cameron Tucker, 5, Sophia Tucker, 3, Braxton Buchanan, 3, Bentley Buchanan, 1, and Bryce Buchanan, 1.

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LOS ANGELES — AmyJo Higgins and Matthew Watts of Los Angeles, Calif., are parents of a son born Nov. 23, 2013. Henry Douglas Watts weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Grandparents are Eileen and Joseph Watts of Williston Park, Long Island, N.Y., and Myra and Douglas Higgins of Creston.