Phyllis “Cheryl” (Steelman) Fox-Braziel

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Phyllis “Cheryl” (Steelman) Fox-Braziel of Heavener, Oklahoma was born October 8, 1947 in Conser, Oklahoma to Delbert and Lillie (McLaughlin) Steelman and passed away surrounded by her family on June 22, 2022 in Heavener, Oklahoma at the age of 74.

She is survived by:

One daughter:

Debronna Harvell and husband Cody of Heavener, Oklahoma

Four sons:

Dewayne Fox and wife Rhonda of Panama, Oklahoma

Randall Fox and wife Paula of Heavener, Oklahoma

Joe Braziel of Bates, Arkansas

Ron Braziel of Whitehouse, Tennessee

Two sisters:

Connie May and husband Larry of Heavener, Oklahoma

Kim Phillips and husband Donnie of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Two brothers:

J.D. Steelman and wife Kristy of Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Randy Steelman and wife Sherry of Heavener, Oklahoma

11 grandchildren:

Trevor Fox and wife Luann of Poteau, Oklahoma

Sara Fox and fiancé Lane Hutchens of Heavener, Oklahoma

Hanna Fox of Panama, Oklahoma

Hayli Fox of Panama, Oklahoma

Alisha Henry and husband Dustin of Waldron, Arkansas

Dalton Fox of Panama, Oklahoma

Joe Lee Ray Braziel and wife Taylor of Heavener, Oklahoma

Dwain Braziel of Waldron, Arkansas

Ethan Braziel of Whitehouse, Tennessee

Joseph Braziel of Whitehouse, Tennessee

Gabby Gilley of Indiana

10 great-grandchildren:

Kenlee Henry of Waldron, Arkansas

Eli Henry of Waldron, Arkansas

Hayden Henry of Waldren, Arkansas

Raelynn Fox of Poteau, Oklahoma

Reese Fox of Poteau, Oklahoma

Soon to be River Fox of Poteau, Oklahoma

Scotlyn Braziel of Heavener, Oklahoma

Haven of Heavener, Oklahoma

Emry of Heavener, Oklahoma

August of Heavener, Oklahoma

Four bonus daughters:

Brenda Reed of Heavener, Oklahoma

Lesia Glenn of Poteau, Oklahoma

Bonnie Underwood of Bates, Arkansas

Tammy Eagle of Shady Point, Oklahoma

12 more bonus grandchildren and many bonus great-grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends whom loved her very much

She was preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Lillie Steelman; her 1st husband Jerrel Fox; her twin brother Phillip “Pete” Steelman; her 2nd husband Joe Braziel; and two daughters Virginia Barnes and Holly Braziel.

Cheryl was a longtime resident of the area, attended Coaldale Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was very involved at the Dale Cox Choctaw Community Center. She enjoyed drinking coffee on the porch in her swing. Cheryl was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, and friend. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Joey Bottoms and Brother Ed McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.

Viewing will be from Noon until 8:00 p.m., Friday; 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

To sign Cheryl’s online guestbook please visit

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