Clabough came to work for Hardee’s in 1990 and shortly after, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor on her brain. Fortunately, it was operable and she has been cancer free for 22 years.
She was able to return to work and served the restaurant in many capacities from crew to shift leader to front line supervisor where she enjoyed meeting the customers and customers enjoyed her.
Ed Stuteville, vice president of operations for J&S Restaurants, Inc., presented Clabough with an engraved clock and thanked her for many years of loyalty and service. Not often does someone work in the restaurant capacity in one place for such a long time.
Even with ever-changing technology from registers to cooking equipment, Clabough has always been able to change with the times and keep up with the skills needed to do her job, Stuteville said.
Charlene Green, district manager for the Cleveland Area, stated Clabough will be truly missed by the staff and customers which was evidenced by a customer coming to help honor Clabough as she retired.
Clabough and her husband Rex (married 58 years) live on a small farm and have a chicken house near Polk County.
They have had four children with three still living – she is a proud mother and grandmother.
Clabough stated she would miss work and her customers but will have lots to keep her busy at home.