Leah Marie McKinley was born to Eric and Janea McKinley on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City, Iowa. Leah weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Her grandparents are Bruce and Kathy Halleland of Story City, Iowa, and Deb and Ben Benefield of Roland, Iowa, and the late Kevin McKinley.

Her great-grandparents are John and Nancy Halleland of Randall, Iowa, and Marijean Winkler and the late Mike Winkler of Ames, Iowa. Eric and Janea reside in Webster City, Iowa.