Mariah Lynn Sweeney

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Mariah Lynn Sweeney, 22, of Sallisaw, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Iowa.She was born on December 20, 1994, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the daughter of Gerald Skaggs and Maria Holman. She was a graduate of Sallisaw High School in 2013 where she was an avid athlete playing basketball and softball. She continued her love of sports in college at Bacone in Muskogee where she received numerous accolades in soccer, basketball and academics. She was baptized and saved at the Bod church in Roland. She was a bright and shining star with not only a winning smile but a winning personality to match. She was so full of life and adopted by so many as a friend, sister, and daughter. She is deeply missed and leaves a hole of unproportional magnitude in so many lives.Mariah is survived by her mother, Maria Holman, and two brothers, Brandon Sweeneyand Garrett Cox all of Sallisaw; her father, Gerald Skaggs, and three brothers, James Skaggs, Jesse Skaggs and Blaine Hood of Claremore; five aunts, Marsha Hayes of Fort Smith, Mitzie Holman of Fort Worth, Amy Brown of Vian, Stacy Sweeney of Fort Smith, and Stacy Caughman of Sallisaw. Six uncles, Glenn Hayes of Fort Smith, Jerry Caughman of Edmond, Kenny Downs of California, Clay Sweeney of Holdenville, Mark Sweeney of Sallisaw, and Charles Cox of Texas. Surviving step-siblings of Harlan Cox include Cameron, Mia, and Sullivan; cousins include Talon Caughman, Easton Hayes, Kayla Perrigo, Kendra Downs, Audra Cottrell, Bobby Stovall, Terry Sweeney, Taylor Sweeney, Ciara Sweeney, and Braden Sweeney. Grandparents: Joanne Holman of Sallisaw, Bob and Debbie Skaggs of Vian, Rebecca and Roger Sweeney of Sallisaw. Godparents: Pam and Jack Caughman of Sallisaw and so many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by grandfather Charles Holman, grandmother Nancy Folsom, great grandmother Pearl Burkhart, great grandmother and grandfather, Clayton and Jerene Taylor, and cousins Kenzie Downs, Melissa Witt and Mary Ann Witt.Funeral service will be 3pm, Thursday, August 3, 2017, at theBod Church in Roland.Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Service. Viewing is 5pm-8pm Wednesday at the funeral home in Sallisaw .Active pallbearers will be Brandon Sweeney, Garrett Cox, Talon Caughman, Harlan Cox,Josh Denny, and Paul Denny. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Caughman, David Sweeney, Gerald Skaggs and Bob Skaggs.


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  1. Daniel and Glenna Middleton

    Maria, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. We pray that God comforts you and your family during this dark season of life. Love and hugs

  2. Courtney Thomas

    So sorry for your loss. Mariah was a great person and she will definitely be missed by many.

  3. Brittany Roberts

    I will always remember Mariah. She was full of spunk and a fun loving girl. She was sassy and sweet and the world is a darker place without her.

  4. Williams family

    I’m sorry for your loss , our prayers are with you

  5. Millette buckner
  6. Darian

    Mariah left such an impact on so many lives. She always knew how to make me laugh and was so full of life. She will never be forgotten ????

  7. Pastor Steve Holestine

    I remember the first time I met Mariah was with my daughter as they were getting their physicals to start their freshman year for the Bacone College Lady Warriors. She smiled and introduced herself to Faith and I. When I could make home games she remembered me and our family and would wave from the sideline and have a hug for me after the games. Our family loves all our Lady Warriors but today I will say to Mariah, I will see you when I enter my Lord’s presence & person and I want to give you a hug. Until then I leave theses verses for those she left behind. Psalm 139:1-18Psalm 116:15

  8. Chasity Dunkin

    Mariah I only knew for about 8 mos, but in that short time I thought you were awesome!! I hope you are at peace now my friend. You will be missed up here in Davenport, Ia. R.I.P. Young Angel. To all of her friends and family, you have my sincerest thoughts and prayers!!????

  9. Amanda Wann

    So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet young lady with a bright future your family is in my everyday thoughts.

  10. Henrietta Dreadfulwater

    My condolences for your loss. May GOD be your strength.

  11. Kelly Green

    Our Prayers are with all the Family and Friends. May God comfort you during this difficult time .

  12. Jill Foster

    Maria-Garrett and the rest of Mariah’s family. Our heart and love goes out to each of you. Mariah was a great girl with a huge heart that welcomed anyone she came in contact with and will be truly missed and loved by so many.

  13. Kate watson

    She was one of my best friends. She was so much to all of us but I will hold tight to the memories we shared. Because we shared so much with her. I still can’t believe she is gone but I know she will stay with me and all of us forever. Once you met Mariah, you know you wouldn’t forget that face, that laugh, that attitude. She was amazing. And I loved her so so much. I miss you Mariah. Forever.

  14. Jimmie Lou Stites, former school nurse

    She was one of my favorites.

  15. Serena Warrick-Corbett

    Maria, so very sorry for your loss.

  16. Toni jones

    So sorry for your family’s loss…..she’s beautiful… high beautiful angel……again I’m so sorry…..Will keep ur family in my prayers…..

  17. Patty Schulz

    I am so sorry….she was a dear friend of my daughter Kylie and had been to our home many times. Hugs and prayers to her family for the tragic loss of a shining star. My daughter will be attending her funeral representing those that will miss here here in Iowa. My heart hurts for you.

  18. Jody Goines- Samuels

    I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

  19. Dave Hart

    My Heart goes out to the Families and Friends God Bless you all in this Hard Time in your Lives … 🙁

  20. Condolences and prayers for famiy.
  21. Anthony Farris

    So sorry for your loss! Will keep your family in my prayers.

  22. Amy, Joel, Alex & Nick Pierce

    So sorry for the families Loss of a beautiful young lady, she was always sweet & kind , prayers for All of her family memebers & friends during this time of grieving, Lean on God for Peace & comfort ????????????????????????

  23. Terry and Crystal Qualls

    So very sorry for your loss, much to young praying for the family.

  24. Amy, Joel, Alex & Nick Pierce

    So sorry for the families Loss of a beautiful young lady, she was always sweet & kind , prayers for All of her family memebers & friends during this time of grieving, Lean on God for Peace & comfort ????????????????????????

  25. Whitney Casey

    So very sorry for your loss. There are no words… God keep all of you in the palm of his hand. I will pray for Him to give you comfort and strength during this heartbreaking time. God bless you and know she’s in the arms of the Lord.

  26. Steve Corbin

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the ENTIRE FAMILY the lose of a family member so young hurts .MY YOU NEVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN

  27. Carla Sacco

    So sad that this loving and lively person has been taken from her family and friends so soon. Prayers and thoughts with them all.God Bless.

  28. Linda Iames

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  29. Tawanna and Shorty Keith

    Our prayers are with you.

  30. Larry Campbell

    I’m sorry for you loss. We are praying for God to wrap his comforting arms around you all during this time of sorrow.

  31. Janetta Sanders

    It’s in times like this that we find our strength. So sorry for your loss I truly know what you’re feeling. May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your family. Fly high Lil Angel Rip and always keep your angel wing’s around your momma she will forever be broken without you. Prayers for you Maria and your family and friends

  32. Sherri Shipman

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  33. Linda Hannen

    So sorry for your loss. Met the girls in Utica, Illinois this summer. We had a great time playing bingo. Just can’t believe the heart ache that has happened. My prayers are with your family.

  34. Brittany Roberts

    I will always remember Mariah. She was full of spunk and a fun loving girl. She was sassy and sweet and the world is a darker place without her.

  35. Jude champagne ... sallisaw high school
  36. Chris Chambers

    I will be praying for the family. She was was always very happy and a great VFW Bartender! She will be missed!

  37. Matt and Jill Davis

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  38. Katie Burke

    I am so sorry for your loss, and send my deepest condolences. I was one of the shyest kids at PV Junior High, but that never stopped Mariah from going out of her way to include me. She made sure that every single person on our cross country team was constantly laughing, while still committed to running their best. She is a truly wonderful person, and is greatly missed????

  39. Ray McGrew

    I Love you girl!!! I hope you be my guardian Angel!!!

  40. Katheryn Lasiter

    I can’t Imagine loseing someone so young & Beautiful, sorry for your loss, praying for all the family, may Gods Blessings be upon all of you

  41. Beverly Bressler

    Maria, we’re so sad to hear about about your beautiful little girl. We only knew Mariah as a toddler and our kids went to Truman elementary. I have no right words for all family and friends So I’m going to send a moment of silence.

  42. Amber Jackson

    Fly High my Friend ! ?? Praying for The Family !

  43. sharon n monty bryant

    We are so sorry for your loss girl prayers going up

  44. Kimberly Davis

    Words can not express how truly sorry I am for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

  45. Darla Morgan

    We are so sad that your sweet girl is gone. She definitely left you with the impression that she was a passionate person in every aspect of her life. I can’t help but feel the world is a bit more cheated by her absence. We will be praying for all of you.

  46. Gary, Kim, Tristan, & Kira Brown

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  47. Reba DesJardin

    So sorry for your loss. Beautiful angel

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