Cheyenne D. Pratt Brown

February 04, 1993 ‒ June 24, 2017

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Marengo, Ohio

Cheyenne D. Pratt Brown, age 24, of Marion and formerly of Marengo, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2017, by an unthinkable act no one will ever understand.

On February 4, 1993, Cheyenne was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, the youngest child of John and Carla (Ratliff) Pratt of Marengo.

Cheyenne attended Highland High School and Tri-Rivers, and was looking forward starting management classes in college this fall.

For the past few years, Cheyenne has loved working at the Whirlpool Corporation in Marion.  She was a fast learner, quickly learning every step of the process of building a dryer.  Being a quick study helped her help others as a line coordinator.

Very spiritual, Cheyenne often practiced her Native American faith.

Cheyenne had a wide array of interests.  She loved photography, taking pictures of “everything”, especially of her beloved daughter, Melody, nature, cats, and even of her cosplay adventures.  She also enjoyed reading, going to yard sales and watching Marvel movies.  She had a green thumb, planting many vegetables and flowers, growing an especially large crop of grape tomatoes.

Having a huge heart, Cheyenne lived her life for others.  She was always there for her mother, and helped her care for her grandmother.  She did anything she could for her co-workers at Whirlpool, learning sign language to help understand one person on the line and even helping another get a kidney transplant.  She loved animals, especially the many cats she has had over the years.

Such a sweetheart, Cheyenne greeted everyone with a sincere smile.  Her bubbly and cheerful spirit will forever be missed.  She truly lived life to the fullest.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Melody; parents: John and Carla Pratt; three siblings: Jason (Stephanie) Pratt, Joe Pratt, and Shawna Pratt; a nephew, Elijah Pratt; a niece, Kylee Pratt: two uncles: Ray (Joanne) Pratt, and Larry (Joyce) Pratt; and several cousins, including one she was very close to, Amanda (Bill) Varner.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with Rainbow Eagle officiating.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be to Cheyenne’s daughter, Melody Pratt Brown, through her GoFundMe page.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Cheyenne’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via

  • My heart is broken for you all. We all lost a special, gentle, sweet girl. But your loss is so, so tremendous. I’m very thankful Melody has you both. I can’t wait to tell her stories of her mom! I will miss my “in cahoots” cousin. I am aware there are no words that will bring you comfort, that’s why I can’t wait to see you in person and hold each of you.
    I love you guys.

  • Cheyenne was the sweetest and always had a beautiful smile on her face, everyone at Whirlpool loved her and she cared for anyone. She was a really good friend and it breaks my heart for the family and friends of Cheyenne. She will always be remembered by everyone she loved and knew.

  • We are deeply sorry for your loss. Cheyenne was an incredible person and will be forever missed.

  • My heart goes out to all of you. I can only imagine what you must be going thru. My love to all of you.

  • There are no words, silence, love, comfort. Angels please reach where we can not and bring quiet soothing peace and comfort.

  • My heart aches for all of you left to struggle with her Loss. She was such a nice friendly person. And she did care a lot for her co workers. I seen her helping others on the line a lot. She will be missed at work greatly. Prayers go out to all her family and friends. May she rest in peace. 🙁

  • Prayers of comfort and healing are sent your way to help you deal with this terrible tragedy. I did not know Cheyenne, but I do know she was a friend to people I care about. In reading about her and hearing the stories of what a caring, loving, vibrant woman she was, I know that your hearts must be broken into a million pieces. Let the love of those around you hold you up in this dark time and I will continue to pray for your family and Cheyenne’s friends.

  • Our family is deeply saddened by your loss of a beautiful daughter and loving mother. Even though I never met Cheyenne I feel as if this cousin knew her by facebook. Hugs and much love your cousin Anita Alvarado

  • I always enjoyed working with Cheyenne .When I was having a bad day she seemed to brighten it up . She was always ready and willing to help and she always had a smile. She will be dearly missed RIP dear Cheyenne loved your smile

  • you will be truly missed I am glad I had the pleasure of working with you . RIP Dear Cheyenne

  • We are so sorry for your loss. During this time may you find comfort in family and friends (Proverbs17:17). For additional strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • She was a very nice young lady that cared about her co-workers and family,I talked to her almost ever night as I gave her people to help run her line 1 ,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our memories of Cheyenne were always of Kindness. She always greeted us as though we were always part of the community/family. Cheyenne was out going and seemingly friends with everyone. I remember her always taking part in all the ceremonies we came down for. “Sunshine Girl” the perfect name for her Sweet Spirit.

    I see in her lil’ babies eyes that same Sweet Spirit. “Sunshine Girl” may Melody know the LOVE Cheyenne lived with. The kindness she walked with and may she hear ever so clearly her Mamma’s Spirit, Love & Guidance always. She may not have her mom to travel physically with her now… But I have no doubt, all she LOVED have gained an angel who will always be present and near by.

    I send all those grieving Love & Prayers.
    I pray you each find Spirit’s Grace through this journey & never do you forget it is only until you meet again.

    There’s this poem… it says,

    She’s in the sun,
    The wind, The rain,
    She’s in the air you breathe,
    With each breath you take.
    She sings a song,
    Of hope and cheer
    There’s no more pain,
    No more fear.
    You’ll see her in
    the clouds above,
    Hear her whisper
    Words of love.
    You’ll be together
    Before long, until then
    Listen for her song….

    I’d like to think that this is true.
    That she’s free.
    But that she is around you all, experiencing something more beautiful and serene, than any of us could ever imagine.

    All my Heart & Blessings
    May the wings of the Angels Hold you close & Tight as you journey through.

  • Woody & I our deepest condolences to John & Carla and to the rest of the family . An angel got her wings . Let Melody be your strength to get through this .She will be the twinkle in your eyes. May the creator bless you and your family our prayers are going up . We wish we could be there .We love you



  • While I never met her personally, I interacted with her on facebook indirectly several times and she was a very nice person I will always remember. My condolences to her friends and family, and everyone who knew her better than I did. She will be greatly missed. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • sending our condolences and our love to you all. Your daughter will live forever in your hearts and memories. May the Creator keep you strong and in faith. Blessings to all of you.

  • My dear little Cousin my prayers and thoughts of you are forever. You are among the ancestors now and walk the First Nations Trail of Enlightenment and Blessings. May Peace and Tranquility watch over you.

  • Someone as special as Cheyenne will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever.
    Forever remembered, Forever missed.

  • My first impression of Cheyenne was how sweet, kind and helpful she was towards everyone. This was in 2006. She was beyond her years and quite unique for such a young lady. John and Carla are two of the kindest people I’ve ever known and passed that quality on to their lovely daughter. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Carla, Your whole family will be in my prayers. Cheyenne was such a good person who had the whole world at her fingertips. I am glad I had to chance to know her.