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November 3, 1923 - October 15, 2021

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:30 pm at Valerie Panciera's Landmark Funeral Home located at 4200 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation either on-line at www.komen.org or by mail at P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

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ESTHER TURNER CLARK KNUCK, a long-time resident of Miami-Dade County, died Friday, October 15, 2021 at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. She was 97 years old.

Esther was born on November 3, 1923 in Connecticut to Bruce Greaves Clark and Esther Hall Turner and was the oldest of four children. Her grandfather was Robert Post Clark, Miami pioneer who dredged the Miami River and developed Brickell. At the age of 2, Esther and her family moved to Miami, Florida. Esther attended and graduated from Miami Senior High School where she met her husband, Frank, at a “girls’ break” dance. As she told it, Frank shook her hand, thanked her for the dance, and asked her to do it again soon. Esther and Frank were married for 61 years until Frank’s death in 2004.

Esther always said that she was blessed with an amazing family, and often remarked that she and Frank had a wonderful life together. During their years together they enjoyed spending weekends with family and friends in Stiltsville, the small community of beach houses in the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. They also enjoyed spending time at their vacation homes in Key Largo, Florida and Highlands, North Carolina. Esther loved dancing and traveling around the world, especially with her daughter, Terry. She was also an avid Miami Dolphins football fan.

Esther’s favorite pastime in later years, besides watching the Miami Dolphins football games, was spending time in Key Largo with her significant other Donald Rhindress and their close friends. Esther and Donald split their time together between Hialeah and Key Largo.

Esther was an amazing woman with such a kind heart. She loved life and lived life to the fullest every day and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Esther is survived by her children, Frank Knuck, Jr. (Marilyn) and John Knuck (Donna); her six grandchildren, Kenny Andrews (Suzy), Ronnie Andres (Pat), Sandy Tabert (Tom), Frank Knuck III, Kara Wallwork (Tyler) and John Knuck, Jr.; and her six great-grandchildren, Beth Roberson, Ethan Andrews, Emmy Andrews, Caitlyn Tabert, Violet Wallwork and Nicholas Wallwork. She is predeceased by her parents Bruce Clark and Esther Turner, her sister Frances Goff, her brothers Bruce “Buzz” Clark, Jr. and Phillip Clark, her husband Judge Frank Knuck, daughter Terry Andrews and granddaughter Laurie Knuck.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:30 pm at Valerie Panciera’s Landmark Funeral Home located at 4200 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation either on-line at www.komen.org or by mail at P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.