November 1, 1929 - June 25, 2021
Stella Hanan Iroff, age 91 of Knoxville, concluded her time in hospice by slipping away quietly and peacefully Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021. Heroic to the end,she was supported over the past months by the thing most precious to her - her extended family members. Stella was very proud of her Sephardic Jewish Heritage. She was a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue, Heska Amuna Women’s League and a lifetime member of Hadassah. Stella loved being an educator. She worked within the Knox County School system as a teacher and an elementary guidance counselor until her retirement, receiving the Knox County Counselor of the year award. Stella was a graduate of Queens College, New York and The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bernard Iroff in 2012; brother, Victor Hanan and sister, Lucy Behar. Stella is survived by loving family, sons and daughters in law, Alan Iroff and Julie Barrett, Marty and Martha Iroff; daughter and son in law, Michelle and Stuart Langer; grandchildren, Anna (Jared) Iroff-Bailey, Ellen (Mark) Swick, Rachel Iroff (Joey Post), Barry Langer and Seth Langer; great-granddaughters, Ava Iroff-Bailey and Nora Swick; brother in law and sister in law, Irwin Iroff and Cindy Seidman; many beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their gratefulness to the caring staff at Knoxville Morning Pointe Assisted Living who showed respect, love, and honor to Stella and her family. Their nurses, CNA’s, and administrative staff will forever be cherished. The same gratitude is extended to the staff at Amedisys Hospice care who guided the family through this process with professional care, personal wisdom, and true love. Stella leaves a legacy of the importance of family, humor, strength, an open heart, and love extended to all, which continues through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Rose Funeral and Cremation Mann Chapel, with Interment beside her beloved Bernie, following at New Jewish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Bernard and Stella Iroff Family Philanthropic Fund, C/O Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosefuneraltn.com. Services may be viewed via Rose Funeral and Cremation Mann Chapel Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoseMannHeritage. Arrangements provided by Rose Funeral and Cremation Mann Chapel.
Stella Hanan Iroff, age 91 of Knoxville, concluded her time in hospice by slipping away quietly and peacefully Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021. Heroic to the end,she was supported over the past months by the thing most precious to her - her... View Obituary & Service Information
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