NEWARK: Rachel Giffen, age 74, of Newark, Ohio (Licking County) passed away on Wednesday,- September 26, 2012 at her residence with her beloved husband at her side.
Rachel was born April 19, 1938 in McAlester, Oklahoma to the late Wilson James and Ollie Mae Long.
Rachel had worked at Yesterday's Pub for over 15 years, as well as The Granville Inn, Castile Room, BJ Trotter's, Damons and Natoma Café.
She also worked for Red Onion and Sizzler Steak House while she and her husband lived in California.
Those who were fortunate enough to know Rachel realize she was a very special person who was well respected by her employers, but most of all loved by her customers and co-workers.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert E. Giffen; sons, Robert Joe Giffen and Michael Eugene Giffen; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Mark Daniel Giffen; daughters, Tina Marie Giffen and Penny Lee Giffen.
There will be no service or calling hours observed.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com
to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the family.