Memories of and Messages to Molly
Please leave your kind words, memories and stories of Molly to share with others. Your thoughts might include: words of support to family and friends, your favorite memories and “Molly Stories”, prayers, Bible Verses, poems or inspirational quotes. This is a great source of comfort as we encourage each other to “Live and Love Like Molly!”
I know there was not a dry eye in the room. It created good conversation among many.
The pastor followed us immediately after sharing your speech speaking perfectly about your message and how our Lord Father uses us as a vessel for his plan and as His children. We need to find our individual gifts and to use them to serve others..
He will always bless you by surrounding you with people who will bring comfort, faith and Love. He will give peace in your heart as you journey thru this imperfect life. The pastor said "Molly's life is a testament and she obviously knew all her gifts and used them perfectly throughout her life. I believe Molly was filled with the Holy Spirit and sent by God as His Angel on earth."
I know the pastors words and prayer along with Molly’s Miracles story brought the Holy Spirit into the room that night and also into the hearts of many. God was moving many. Just another sign that Our Lords timing is perfect.
Our families are so blessed that God allows us to continue to shine the lights that both Molly and Greg shined so well on others.
"Molly an Angel and Greg a Hero.”
Love to you! ✝️♥️🕊
I wanted to share with you that on the last day I rode in honor of Molly, prayed for her throughout the ride and recruited others to do the same.
The last day was from Coralville, through University of Iowa campus and stadium, then ending in Davenport. I could just picture Molly on the front row in the stadium and on the Jumbotron.✝️💕🙏🏻. It was an amazing feeling to ride through the area she loved so much for college.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
Molly and I interacted professionally in the lab and I also had the pleasure of attending a few work holiday gatherings with her. I would like to share a few memories/thoughts that stand out to me about her. When she joined our team, we soon passed jokes about sending emails to Molly from Molly. Jason would sometimes get confused about which one of us was emailing him and we thought it was funny. Soon after we hired Molly, Jason and I had a weekly meeting to discuss our research and other items for the lab. I remember he brought up Molly and how impressed he was with her right from the start because she was able to move through items quickly and still provide quality work. It became clear that she was going to be a great asset to our team. She was that and more. I remember I would come into the lab during a data collection and see her in action conducting biomechanical data collection. I never shared this with her, but I honestly thought to myself- this girl is perfect. She is beautiful, kind, intelligent, highly motivated, and always shows up with a positive presence. I knew her future was bright and I was glad we could help support her academically, but I thought more about her future career. I was so excited to watch her along her journey and I am deeply saddened it ended so soon.
We’ve had a lot of students come through the lab, but really no one like her. I miss her and think of her often. Thank you for sharing the note from her gratitude box. Of course she had a gratitude box! It brought a smile to my face. My sincere condolences to you and your family. You raised the perfect daughter. Molly loved you all so much. She always had a huge smile on her face when she spoke of you all.
I saw the children’s missals while at mass.
Thank you for your ministry to others through the pain of your loss. God Bless You.
Her heart was a mirror to the Lord, reflecting His endless grace and love. The many anecdotes in the past months of #MollysChallenges all point to this, and have sharpened my senses to love deeper, speak bolder, and live each day with radical intentionality, just like she did. I hope this small gift can honor her legacy which will continue on in the lives she illuminates through the Molly's Miracles Foundation.
I don’t even know where to start, kid. I can’t imagine what my life would be like today if I did not grow up with you and Meg. It was truly a privilege to have watched you grow up into the most selfless, genuine, sweet, loving soul. I always loved watching you do “your thing”… from cross country meets to lacrosse games to gracefully balancing life and all your academic success. I am nothing short of a proud “older sister”. If you were to hear the conversations Meg and I had about you, I know for a fact you’d roll your eyes and humbly act like we weren’t talking about you. We were always so proud of all your accomplishments and who you were as a person. As I continue to hear the amazing stories of all the lives you have touched, I still very much have that proud older sister feeling. You were an angel to so many, including myself.
I will never forget how you paced me through my first half marathon. You easily could have kept going without me, but you stayed with me the entire time. Anytime I’d slow down, you’d slow right with me for a few and then pick up your pace and look back at me like, “let’s go!”. You crossed the finish line with me and we finished at a time I did not even know I was capable of.
I have a picture of us from that race on my desk to remind me to “Live and Love like Molly”. After that race, I remember thinking how grateful I was that you were there with me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. Upon reflection, I realize that’s how you lived life. It was the “Molly way” to stay with me that whole race… You gracefully inspired and motivated every life you touched… not afraid to give everything 110% while quietly carrying those around you to be the best version of themselves.
I am eternally grateful for the impact you have on my life. Not only did you help shape so many of my childhood memories, you’re now helping shape who I am today, and who I strive to be. May we all carry your legacy forward knowing you are always, in your Molly way, gracefully guiding us all to live and love as you did.
I love you Molls. Thank you for everything.
You don't know me. I was the person at Indian Shores beach today that offered to take a picture of your family at the prayer bench you had placed today.
I went on the website and read Molly's story. I was deeply touched. All I can say is "wow, what an amazing lady". And what an honor to her to have the prayer bench. My deepest condolences.
“O Mary, Mother of hope, strong with your help, we
do not fear obstacles and difficulties; fatigue and sufferings do not discourage us, because you accompany us on the path of life, and from heaven you watch
over all your children, filling them with grace. To you we entrust the destiny of the peoples and the mission
of the Church.
Dear brothers and sisters, however dark the shadows that sometimes gather on the horizon and however
incomprehensible certain events may appear to be in
human history, we must never lose trust and peace.
Today's feast invites us to entrust ourselves to Mary assumed into heaven who, like a shining star from heaven, directs our daily journey on earth.
SAINT JOHN PAUL I/
Saint John Paul II (+ 2005) reigned as pope from 1978 until 2005.
Molly, like our Dear Blessed Mother is a shining star from heaven directing our daily work!
I Love you all!
Kathy Lucas and family
I was working as a counselor at Adam’s Camp when I met sweet Molly. I had no interest in God and was happy living a very worldly life. That summer 3 college aged guys were traveling the country on a renovated school bus doing service and mission work and they ended up serving at Adam’s Camp. Well I became close to them and ended up having some awesome conversations about God and was eventually saved. Something I never was able to tell Molly was that she was the quiet, calming, peaceful soul right there with those guys. She was a huge reason why I encountered Jesus on this earth and now live a life for him. While I felt like my world was getting turned upside down, she was this constant that week at camp. I had only seen believers who were “hypocritical” in my eyes. But Molly was different. She truly lived a life that was God honoring and that shared the light of Jesus. I was amazed.
Later that week, after I decided to believe in God, she came and worshipped with us. You could just feel her whole hearted love for God! It was so raw, genuine and unique. I was encouraged by her love for Him to start reading my Bible, praying and seeking Him. I had gone from extreme atheist to falling deeply in love with Jesus in a matter of days, and Molly’s witness and obedience to God played a huge role in that.
After Adam’s Camp we kept in touch on and off. Texting each other asking for prayer requests or encouraging each other! I still remember every time I got a text from Molly, because it lit up my day. Even over text she was so encouraging and uplifting. The last time we talked I had sent her a little engagement gift
When I first met you and your family, you were all so welcoming and treated me like your own - and at that time I was struggling with my home life, so still to this day I hold you and your family very near and dear to my heart, thank you. I didn’t grow up with religion but Molly and Jordan showed me Jesus. They bought me my very first bible - one i still use to this day. I’m so blessed for the time we got together and for our friendship. Thank you for Molly, she made a difference on my life and I will continue to live up to her legacy.
Whitney and I reconnected and got coffee today, after so many years, and I have you and Molly to thank for that. I hope it’s okay that I’m sending these pictures. One is Molly and I from homecoming, the other from a hike we did at St. Mary’s Glacier
I was deeply saddened to hear of Molly’s passing. She was such a sweet friend and roommate to me. She welcomed me into her apartment and made my move to Iowa City so much easier. She was such an encouragement to me and I will miss her deeply. I found a bracelet that she gave me with the initials “H.W.L.F” (He Would Love First) as a response to WWJD. I have been wearing it as a reminder to love like Christ, something Molly was so good at. Know that your family has been in my prayers
To Johnny, Cindy, and Megan, i love you all so much. you are the strongest family that i know, and i will continue to pray for you everyday. huge hugs to you from wisconsin
I cherish our memories at Santa’s workshop(ha), grand lake adventures and tournaments, celebrating at Christmas parties and backyard shindigs, my Bach trip in Charleston and everything in between!
Please pray for the Corlett family
Molly, Thank you for the amazing friendship. It is irreplaceable and meant the world to me. Thank you for being there since day 1 and always making me laugh. You are so deeply missed and I cannot wait to see you in heaven. Love you, trash panda.
My heart goes out to the Corlett and Schlegel families. Please send them your thoughts and prayers
Forever in our hearts Molly CorlettWe love and miss you!
How fortunate were all who crossed your path, my sweet sis, to experience both these gifts firsthand. Though initially my stubborn three year old self wanted to bring home Emily, I’m sure glad it was Molly Anne, ”My Little Sunshiney”, who came to bless my life and complete our family. You’ve been my best friend from day one and I don’t know how I can carry on without you.
You made my job as a big sister so enjoyable and pretty effortless, minus the fact that you seemed to outdo me in everything from academic achievements to athletic performance, even musical talents…except the whistling of course. I had ya there. You amazed me day after day and will forever make this big sis strive to be like the incredible woman you were. Your faith was inspiring, your sweet soul unmatched.
Thank you, Molly for making me a big sister and simultaneously becoming my very best friend. You made this world a better place and must have fulfilled your God-given mission in your short 23 years here to have been called from this life.
Drew, thank you for making my sister the happiest she could ever be. I am eternally grateful. You always treated her like the absolute angel she was. Thank you, Mike and Angela for raising such a perfect son for my sister, and welcoming her and us into your family. Thank you, Ally for ensuring he is strong and tough, and was able to be Molly’s protector.
As Father Mike said, “It is easy to talk about the cross. It is not easy to carry your cross.” Molls, I pray that you help us carry our crosses. It is going to be a lifelong, daily battle without you physically here.
To all who have prayed for my sis, our families, and the surgical teams, thank you. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. Please continue to pray for my sister’s eternal rest, her fiancé Drew’s perseverance and strength, and then peace and endurance for our families as we carry on in this life.
Molly, your organs are going to be lifesaving to others as you wished. Your selflessness and love lives on. I look forward to the day I get to meet the fortunate recipients.
"Molly my dear...your attention to detail is something that I myself strive for. There are so many aspects of the StuGo program that are the way they are because of you. Including an award created last year with just you in mind. It will forever be known as the Molly Corlett Award because of the standard you set. But it's not just your hard work that makes you set the bar so high. You are the leader that makes others around you want to be better. Your heart is so big and you are going to do amazing things in this world. And Molly - I am a better teacher because of you."
Thank you Molly for bringing so much joy to my heart.
You were one of the kindest, compassionate and well liked people I’ve ever met. Not only were you a dedicated Iowa fan and member of the front row crew, but you were also a loving and caring friend. I will always remember you as one of the most positive people I’ve met, our designated burrito during every game day burrito lifts and I’m going to miss the energy and excitement you brought in our lives and to everyone. May you rest easy and I hope to see you again one day. FRC 4 Life!
You have changed my world and I am a better person for knowing you. I don’t know a soul as beautiful as yours. Humble, kind, intelligent, and empowering. Through difficult times, you helped me find the positive. Ironically, you’re the one I need to talk this through with. Your love for God is contagious. No words can truly describe the heartbreak I feel without you here.
Molly, you were truly angel on earth. Now I wonder how I was so lucky to have known and loved you. We expressed our gratitude for each other often but we took for granted the many years we thought we had ahead of ourselves- talking about our futures together. We were supposed to grow old together, not just dress up as old lady’s for Halloween.
I will miss our many adventures together. From front row in the lecture halls to front row at Kinnick. Early morning sunrises at Lake MacBride to spring break sunsets in St. Pete. Molly, with your quick wit and puns to your moves on the dance floor, you were always a joy to be around. These are a few of the many memories I will cherish forever.
We are both so quiet in the classroom setting, I’m not sure how we managed to find each other freshman year. God was working His ways and I am grateful He lead me to you.
Our road trips, oh our road trips. Most notably are our road trips to Kentucky. This is where I got first hand seats the the epic love story of Molly and Drew. Soulmates and so much more. I was so blessed to be along for the ride with these two, watching their relationship blossom and into the fairytale it is. Drew, thank you for loving our Molly with your whole heart. She loved you deeply. I was honored to stand by her side throughout your journey. My heart goes out to you, Drew.
John, Cindy, and Megan, I was so blessed to have known your daughter and sister. She is one of a kind. Irreplaceable. This is an unimaginable loss. 23 years never felt so short. My heart is with you all.
Molly lives on through us. Her faith, love and positive outlook on life is something I will always strive for. Sweet Molly, I love and miss you so much. My guardian angel forever
You are a one-of-a-kind friend. Anyone who knew you was blessed to have you in their lives. You have always been such a kind hearted, thoughtful, goofy, wonderful friend and I am so lucky to have had you as one of my closest friends since 6th grade.
You included me into your friend group when I was the new girl in 6th grade and then again when I was the new girl in high school. You always made everyone feel included whether you knew them or not and I never heard you speak a bad word about anyone. You brought light and joy into the lives of anyone you touched.
Thank you for pushing me in my faith and doing a daily Bible study with me for the last year and a half. Our Sunday night FaceTimes to talk about the Bible and high-lows for the week will forever be some of my favorite memories full of tears and laughter and God-given wisdom. You were an encouragement to many and will continue to be so. Thank you for living you life for Christ and showing the world a wonderful example of what God’s love can look like in this sad word. My heart hurts for your family and Drew but I know that God will work good through your life and He is already doing so.
You made every day brighter when I got to wake up to a silly Snapchat from you and I will miss that so much Mols. We have had so many great memories from 6th grade percussion ensemble to Super School News to late nights in Stugo to dress shopping for football banquet. You will always be in my heart and loved and missed by many. I love you Mols
You were one of the first people I met when I waited in line outside Kinnick on Saturdays freshman year, and we quickly became friends. Not only was I happy to find a friend that was as crazy about the Hawks as I am-I was and always will be so grateful to have found a friend with such a kind and beautiful heart, who brought so much joy and laughter to my life and to everyone around her. Thank you for being such an incredible friend. Fly high sweet girl, I will miss you so much
I’m taking a class on biblical counseling and read this description of the character of Jesus pretty soon after learning the news.
Jesus was moved with love for others, and always acted in accordance with others’ good. Jesus was not relationally detached from those he cared for but was affected by their suffering and entered into their lives.
I immediately thought of Molly who modeled Christ in this way to so many. And believe she has set an example of how to walk besides Christ and one another as we grieve during this.
I know time and distance meant we grew apart some since high school but I also know that whenever there was a chance of us both being in Parker you’d reached out to make plans. And whenever we texted for a bit or caught up through social media it always made my day getting to hear from Molly Corlett. I know social media is only a small window into someone’s life but I knew you were impacting everyone you interacted with for the better. Thank you for being a friend to all.
I’m still in disbelief most of the time and don’t want any of the present circumstances to be true, but I am rejoicing that you know Jesus and that even now you’re still saving lives.
Thank you Corlett family for opening up your home to us so many times for games, movies, studying and hangouts. Molly has made an impact on more people’s lives in 23 years than most ever do. Love you dearly, Molly.
We will miss and cherish you forever, Molly
WOW what a weekend of celebrating YOU, Grandpa Charlie and your Uncle Jeff! YOU are sooo missed and loved!! You still continuing to have such an impact on us all! Bill and I talk about you so often, and are overwhelmed with heart ache, but then we look at pictures of YOU and your beautiful, warm, loving, infectious SMILE, and we can’t help but SMILE. HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY Molly XxoO!!
You made life so bright for me, I couldn't ever get enough of you.
Though Mom, Megan and I feel immense grief in your absence, we pray daily to find joy again here, and to do so just as you did by trusting Christ on "his wonderful adventure".
Your presence lives on and comforts me as I watch your vine continue to spread many long and fruitful branches - miracles of life and in life given to others and spreading so quickly they can't be counted.
God bless you my beautiful daughter, you will live on in my heart and mind until the day we hug again for eternity.
I love you my princess.
I never met you. But I know you through your mom who was so very proud of both you and your sister. Your mom glowed when she spoke of you, and I know felt continuous pride and joy at every point of your pathway in life from a child to a successful young lady. That pride and joy will never go away, but having an angel watching over her, your dad, your sister, your fiance, and all who loved you, will continue to be a blessing throughout eternity for all of them. Please ask the Blessed Mother and our Lord Savior to take special care of all of those wonderful people in your life who remain here on earth to live out your memory and legacy. My prayers continue.
Molly has impacted so many people in life here on Earth and moving forward in her Heavenly journey. What a special, precious child you have. I will continue to pray for all of you that peace will fill the aching in your hearts. You do not grieve alone.
The Doyle Family
As you celebrate Molly's life, your days ahead will most likely be filled with varied emotions. You are blessed to have so much love within your family. Molly made such a difference in her 23 years, and I believe her legacy will continue through the #MollyMiracles challenges. I feel blessed to have shared time with you when Molly was born. Even though our time as neighbors was short, I am grateful to still be in touch after all these years. I am praying your strength and faith will help ease this difficult journey. I hope you will find comfort in your family and friends, and that the many “Molly stories” shared will provide strength to you during this difficult time.
God’s blessings upon your family, as well as Drew’s family and your friends. Love to all, Diane Brixius
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” - John 14:27
My heart aches for you as you find a way forward facing the loss of Molly. It is comforting to know that she is with God in Heaven and she is watching over you all as you start this journey. While her parting gifts to this world saved the mortal lives of six people, I think her gifts go far beyond that. Like so many others I have been amazed and humbled by the stories of Molly’s faith and by the faith shown by all of you in this difficult time. I pray that you hold onto that faith, hold onto those you love and continue to share the joy of Molly with the world. As for me, I will remember Molly as an adorably sweet, cheerful little girl who I got to see grow up into a sweet, joyful, accomplished and beautiful young adult. While I am still sad over the loss of Molly, I will choose to remember the joy and smile in my memories of Molly.
I will never forget first meeting you in off period my freshman year at chap. You were so kind and funny, always making me laugh at inappropriate times. I remember immediately thinking, “she’s going to be a life-long friend”. You lit up every room you walked into with your radiating smile and compassionate heart. I will miss our Monday Bachelor/Bachelorette nights, movie/game nights, your yearly Christmas gift exchange, talking to you about boys, going on adventures, and most of all your contagious laughter. Thank you for being such a huge blessing in my life. I wish we had more time but I know that God has called you home to now take care of others from Heaven. When I think of you, I think of this verse in Esther. “… And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). God created you to be a light and to save, and in your last breath you were able to save 6 lives with your organs, but many more will come to Christ because of your story. I’d like to believe that God created you for that exact moment. I will love you forever. I pray for your eternal rest. I promise to look after your family, because I know you would do the same for mine. Love you, Molly Anne
I remember the day I walked into Mrs. Bender’s fifth grade class and realized THE Molly Corlett was in my class. I was absolutely ecstatic and wanted nothing more than to be your friend. I had always seen you around at Pine Grove but we were never in the same class. I will always cherish our sleepovers, conversations about Laura Ingles Wilder, games of Monkey on the Ground and jokes with you. You have always inspired me to grow closer in my faith, take risks and live life to the fullest and with kindness. In high school, you always made sure to say hi and check in with every single person you knew when you passed them in the hallway. You truly made a difference in my life as well as people you never even got the chance to meet. You made the world a better place and for that, I am forever grateful. Thank you for sharing your love and kindness with the world and for encouraging every person you interacted with to become a better version of themselves. I was truly blessed to know and love you and I know you are at home with God now. You will be forever missed.
As one of Drew’s close college friends, I wish you could of seen the behind the scenes of Drew’s pursuit of dating you. He decided one day that he was going to do everything he could to be his best version for you and hopefully get the chance to date you. He was hilarious in this effort and wanted to do everything he could to impress you and have you see him as more than a friend. You were his dream girl. He spoke of you so highly, and I understood why the first time I met you. You lit up the the room as soon as you walked in, and I saw Drew’s eyes light up each time he was with you. You helped him become closer to his faith, grow as a person, and experience a love like no other. I loved going to UK basketball games with you both and watching Drew at UK football games with you. It was so fun sharing the passion of sporting events with you. Even from Heaven, you continue to impact so many lives and will forever on. As a nurse, you will forever be in my thoughts when I take care of organ donors/recipients; you brought such a blessing to so many people’s lives. I was blessed to know you and watch you and Drew's love unfold. #MollysMiracles
You are so very loved! We love you and miss having you here with us on earth. We know that you are dancing in heaven, doing great deeds with God, and having heavenly adventures. We will keep your beautiful spirit alive by continuing to follow your positive examples, keep our faith, search for joy, find adventures, unite others, spread kindness and look for ways to be a light in this world. We are finding that you did all of these things with such grace…... and it is not as easy as you made it look! You left us with a hole in our heart and much gratitude for the beautiful memories of a life well lived. You were the most amazing daughter, wonderful sister and loving fiance. You made us better people and we are forever grateful. We promise to continue your legacy of goodness and love. With love for eternity, Meems
Sheila & John