Phyllis Oknefski Bjorkquist will celebrate her 80th birthday on Wednesday, July 18. She was born and raised in Ridgway where she married John Bjorkquist in 1953. They raised their children: Gary Bjorkquist, Doreen Bjorkquist Seymour and Benjamin Bjorkquist before moving to Warren then had another child, Karen Bjorkquist Wilcox. Phyllis has three great-grandchildren and eight grandchildren; two have died.
She has devoted her life to her family and to customer service at Warren Shurfine where she worked for more than 30 years.
Cards and well wishes can be sent to her at 9 Park Ave., Warren PA 16365.