Phyllis (Oknefski) Bjorkquist

Born: Mon., Apr. 18, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 19, 2021


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 24, 2021
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Apr. 24, 2021
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Phyllis E. Bjorkquist, 88, of Warren, Pa., passed away April 19, 2021, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House. Phyllis was born on July 18, 1932, in Ridgway, Pa., to the late Ben and Minnie Pearson Oknefski. Phyllis worked for a few years at Bakers Cleaners, and then for over 30 years at Anderson’s / Warren Shurfine from which she retired. Phyllis and her late husband John A. “Cadillac John” belonged to the Antique Car Club. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Woman’s Club. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting. She donated lap robes to the area nursing homes and the Cancer Center. She was always there for a friend in need and was very devoted to her family. Phyllis is survived by her children; Gary (Terry Jo) Bjorkquist of Clarendon, Pa., Benjamin (Crystal) Bjorkquist of Warren, Pa., Doreen “Dodie” Seymour of Warren, Pa., and Karen (Tim) Wilcox of Warren, Pa., Her sister, Alice Leonard of Ridgway, Pa.; eight grandchildren; Tara Seymour, Elizabeth, John and Lacy Bjorkquist, Jake and Amber Arrance, Garret and Travis Wilcox; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sisters; Eunice Steis and Lois Oknefski; five brothers, Frederick, Walter, Robert, Kenneth, and Harry Oknefski; and two grandsons, Matthew Seymour and Brody Bjorkquist. Friends will be received from 10 till noon on Saturday April 24, 2021, at the Peterson- Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna Ave E. Warren, Pa. A funeral service will be held at noon with The Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, pastor, First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Warren County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to The Hospice House, One Main Ave, Warren, Pa., 16365. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting

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Chris and Bruce Morrison
   Posted Tue April 20, 2021
Our family has many wonderful memories of her, coming to our home for dinners, sharing birthdays, some holidays, and good laughs. She never said no when invited. She was a best friend to my mother Marlene Avery, as they called each other every day at 2 o'clock on the dot! They have been friends since Ridgway days, and carried that bond all through the years. Our hearts go out to the family, as she will be missed but always remembered with a smile. Heaven has gained a special angel. With love from The Morrison's

Angie Hargenrader
   Posted Tue April 20, 2021
Doreen and Tara, so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being lifted for comfort and peace.

john deming
   Posted Wed April 21, 2021

Todd and Kris Bines
   Posted Thu April 22, 2021
Phyllis was an amazingly sweet lady. So grateful to have known her. I'll treasure the wonderful memories and her laughter. Lifting her loving family & friends in prayer.

Chris Klark
   Posted Fri April 23, 2021
Very sorry for your loss.
Fantastic lady!
Why your all such good people.
Chris Klark

Cathy Jones Peterson
   Posted Sat April 24, 2021
Gary & family -Sending my sympathies and prayers
   Posted Sat April 24, 2021
Sorry for your loss. We where friends with your mom and dad for yours down here in Ridgway. we had many good times. Hope you mom says hello to Jack for us.

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