Legendary Archer: Ann Clark Passes

                                                    ANN KNIERIM CLARK
                                           May 2, 1925 – Feb 1, 2018

Dear Family, Friends and all the Wonderful People in Archery who graced my mom’s life, She has moved on to heaven to hang with her mom and dad and brothers and sisters…..and no doubt she is having a Scotch with George Gardner, Jim Doughtery, Allen Martin, and many other good folks who touched each others lives… and of course Ann Hoyt.

As for all of us remaining, be humbled by those you meet, there are so many good and fine people, we need to remember and take the time to be present everyday. Be blessed and be the blessing.

Daughter Debbie Ohl

We learned yesterday of the passing of one of the true icons in our sport. The lovely, talented, remarkable Ann Clark. Ann was one of the shining stars in the sport of archery and showed her dedication and brilliance not only on the fields and ranges and stages around the world but in the woods after game.

Some people impact us in so many ways it’s hard to quantify them. Ann was such a person. She was always a delight to be around, gentle, kind, understanding, open, giving and humble. After all she accomplished, she remained, to the end,  humble. She was always happy to see you, share her time and a laugh. She was the person those of us who knew and loved her, wanted to be like. She always had a kind word, even in the last few months, was content. She loved everyone, never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was as generous with her time as she was with her heart and I know I’m not alone when I say, I will miss her.

We all like to think she is now with all those who went before. She is renewing friendships with the other Ann (Hoyt) and George (Gardner), Jim (Dougherty), Dave (Staples), Fred (Bear) and so many others she shared the world and her life of archery with. Those relatives who went before, waiting patiently for Ann to finally show up. I believe this to be the way it is but I also know there is a void here, for us. The bright light that was Ann Clark has dimmed and while I’m happy for her and where she is now, I’m sad. I had so much more to say to her. R.I.P.

Official Obituary:

Ann M (nee Knierim) beloved mother of Sherry (the late Lou) Armstead, Diane (Terry) Carrier and Deborah Ohl. Loving sister of June Hesselbrock, the late Isabelle Horton and Frank and Donald Knierim. Cherished grandmother of 10, great-grandmother of 22, great great-grandmother of 7, also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Ann passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at the age of 92. She was a resident of Glendale, and internationally known archer and member of the Professional, National Archers Association and member of the Archery Hall of Fame. Visitation at St. Gabriel Church, 48 W. Sharon Rd, Glendale, 45246 on Tuesday, Feb. 6th from 9:30 AM until Mass of Eternal Rest at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Archery in the Schools Program, W. 4285 Lake Drive, Waldo, WI, 53093 or charity of choice. See full obituary at hodappfuneralhome.com

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Feb. 4, 2018

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One Response to "Legendary Archer: Ann Clark Passes"

  1. Liz Coombe   2018/02/02 at 1:02 pm

    I’m one whose life was touched by Ann’s magnificence! Will miss her tremendously. ?

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