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Karen Agatha (Phillips) Bixler

• Graveside services for Karen Agatha (Phillips) Bixler are 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, at Atwood Cemetery. Steven Bullard will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday at the Allen Chapel, located at 113 West Broadway in Allen, Okla. Arrangements are by Crisswell Funeral Home, 815 E. Arlington, Ada.
Karen was born Oct. 26, 1951. She passed from this world July 26, 2023.
Karen married Michael Bixler in 1970 and they had two daughters, Stephanie and Cristina. In her younger years Karen was a hairdresser. When she had her daughters, she was able to be a stay-at-home mom. While raising her daughters she was very active in church and made several trips to Falls Creek to cook. She eventually took a job in the school cafeteria in Allen.
In 1992 the family moved to Davis. Karen and Mike divorced in 1993 and Karen took a job in the Davis school cafeteria where she worked until her retirement in 2016.
Karen enjoyed having her grandkids in the summers. She would take them to Turner Falls and other fun outings that the kids still talk about to this day.
Karen also made a point to make as many of her grandkids sporting events as possible. She tried to never miss any.
Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie Brand and husband Gary of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cristina Wier and husband Eddie, of Haskell, Okla.; sister, Jo Etta Harrington and husband Glen of Allen, Okla.; brother, Robert Phillips and wife Randa of Atwood, Okla.; grandchildren, Natosha Traffanstedt and husband Kris, Kasey Martinez and husband Victor, Destiney Matthews and husband Josh, Zachary Bynum, Jolee Grinstead, Caydence Wier, Elizabeth Badwound and husband John, Autumn Gonzalez and husband Gabe, Marianne Wier, Kim Wier and wife Hayley, Hayley Wier and Sheila Brand; 17 great grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews and their families; along with many other family and dear friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Joe E and Vernice Phillips; nephew, Randall Phillips and grandsons, James Sparks, Jr. and Langston Grinstead.

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