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Elena Iwanoff
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IWANOFF, Elena - Age 93, of Flint, died Monday, November 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 4, 2017 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Fr. Matthew-Peter Butrie officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Contributions to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Elena was born on June 26, 1924 in Draganovo, Bulgaria, the daughter of Boti and Todorka Boteva. She married Atanas Iwanoff on January 10, 1943 . She and Atanas immigrated to the United States on February 14, 1950 and have been a resident of Flint ever since. Elena became a United States Citizen on October 1, 1984. She was a homemaker and a proud co-owner of several local businesses including The Varsity. A carhop style diner she and her husband owned and operated from 1956-1971. Surviving are sons, Ivan (Patricia) of Florida and Tommy of Flint. She was a proud Baba to six granddaughters, Dana Penny, Amanda (Paul) Parsons, Alexis Iwanoff, Cortney (Rich) Roder, Nicole (Mike) Yancey and Lindsey (Rick) Gomolak; her great grandchildren include, Laci Payton, Rory Lawson, Brooklyn Harris, Regan Gomolak, Ryan Gomolak, Beckham Gomolak, Sullivan Parsons, Marlo Parsons, Hudson Parsons, Maxwell Roder and Cecilia Roder; great-great grandsons, Delano Perkins and Dominic Perkins. Elena, known to many as Baba (the Bulgarian name for grandmother) touched so many lives in her 93 years. She was a rare and beautiful soul, always caring for and thinking of others. Anyone who knew her recognized the special gift of love, kindness, and nurturing she possessed. She maintained a loving relationship with each and every member of her family. A special thank you to Father Matthew at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Burton for his support and prayers. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Doris Penny, sister, Todorka Stanceva; parents and great-granddaughter, Jada.We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Sattar, Dr. Filos, Dr. Thomas, Dr.Raj, Hurley Hospital Floor 5 ICU, Karen Wiltse, Tim Beauchamp, Boyan Dimitov, Goldie Johnson, Wellbridge of Fenton Hall 4 and especially Kristen, Shell, Dawn, Erin, & Kelly your care and love will never be forgotten! To our family in Bulgaria and especially her niece Tiadora and great nephew Robert who held a special place in her heart. Online tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Monday

4

Dec

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Miller Road Chapel

8138 Miller Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Funeral Service

Monday

4

Dec

2:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Miller Road Chapel

8138 Miller Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery

3415 Hill Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

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