Molly Sheehan Corkill
July 17, 1959 – July 29, 2019
Molly Sheehan Corkill, 60, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 29th.
Molly was born July 17, 1959 to Peggy and Leroy Sheehan in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended St. Peter’s and St. Thomas More grade schools and St. Teresa’s Academy. She spent many years in the food service industry, working at Leawood South Country Club and the Carriage Club. In 1985, along with her mother, Peggy and sister, Katy, Molly helped start Sheehan’s Irish Imports.
Molly married Paul Corkill on October 26, 1985 during game six of the Kansas City Royals World Series Championship vs. the Saint Louis Cardinals. During the first years of their marriage, Molly and Paul lived in the Westport area near the Corkill family home. They moved to their current home in Roeland Park in 1988. Molly took a break from Irish retail in the early ‘90s to serve her new community as a Roeland Park police officer.
On June 11, 1997, Molly and Paul welcomed their much-loved son, Sam. Molly became a fulltime mother and they both enjoyed watching Sam grow through his many activities at St. Agnes Grade School, Bishop Miege High School, and now Pittsburg State University. Molly was especially proud when Sam earned his Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
Molly became very active in the Irish community with her work on the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. She served as parade co-chair in 1994 and 1995. She was then honored as a parade grand marshal, along with her fellow co-chairs, in 1998 and was entered into the Order of St. Patrick. Molly was also a founding member of the Daughters of Erin, LAAOH.
With her many years working at Sheehan’s Irish Imports, Molly became a well-known Irish figure in the community. She was fundamental in building the business with her mother and sister in Westport for thirty years. The store was finally moved to Waldo in 2015 and closed its’ doors in 2018, leading to Molly’s retirement from the world of Irish retail. She then relished her time with family and friends in her beloved She-Shed.
Molly was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Bob and Barb Corkill and her treasured Australian Shepherd dog, Bailey.
Molly leaves behind her loving husband, Paul and son, Sam of Roeland Park, Kansas; her sister, Katy Morris, and husband John (Kevin, Clare, and Dan); and sister Maggie Sheehan. The many Corkill family members left behind include: Lori and Bill Wubbenhorst (Cara and Collin Farrow (Max and Jillian); John and Mona Corkill (Tyler and Katelyn, (Lincoln Corkill); Alyssa and Josh Liesveld (Aidan and Nora); Shelby and Haley); Mark and Nancy Corkill (Rebecca (Isabella); Eric and Allie); Luke and Karen Corkill (Rachel, Andrew and Nicholas); Earl and Amy Corkill (Matthew and Ryan); Joel and Patricia Corkill (Jessica and Alec); Melody and Mike Wagner; Kent and Melissa Corkill (Grant, Kyle and Ben).
Molly will be deeply missed by her family and friends and all who were lucky enough to meet her in this community. She never met a stranger throughout her travels in the U.S. and she especially treasured her time spent with her dear friends in Ireland. Slan leat, Mols…you are forever in our hearts.
A Rosary will be held Monday, August 5th at 4:30pm followed by a visitation from 5-7pm. Molly’s Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, August 6th from 4-7pm. Both services will be held at Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, Missouri. Flowers may be sent to Drexel Hall, 3301 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City MO. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.
So sorry I will keep you all in my prayers.
So sorry I will keep you all in my prayers.
Sorry I will keep you all in my prayers.
God bless! What can anyone say that would help with the loss of this bundle of Irishness~ She was a special lady. She will be missed by all!
Molly, I’ll miss laughing with you. God speed.
I did not know Molly personally but know of your family and your legacy. My condolences on the loss of this remarkable woman.
Dear Paul, you & Sam will be in my prayers in the days & weeks to come. It is such a difficult time to when you lose someone you’ve spent most of your life with. I’ll be praying that your heart will be filled with good memories & that the Holy Spirit will heal the empty place in your life. Much love – your friend, Dena Ludemann
What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful woman.
Rest in peace Molly, say hello to the Irish.
So sorry to hear of Molly’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I’m so sorry I will be out of town at the time Of Molly’s farewell. I will hoist a Miller Lite in her memory in the mountains. I loved her and will miss her. My deepest sympathy and prayers that you will all find comfort and healing in these hard times.
Paul and Sam,
Our prayers are with you. May your loving happy memories of time with Molly be a source of comfort in the time ahead. Molly was a dynamic woman who will be missed by many but never forgotten.
Sue and Roy Brouhard
Sending hugs and ???? to Paul, Sam , Katy & family!!
Molly’s passing has left us all speechless…
May she RIP???
Kathy Bisaha Smith
It feels like I lost a member of my family. My sister, Colleen, and her were best friends and I feel like she was a sister to me. She spent a lot of time at our house and so did Maggie. I still can not believe she is gone and I feel so bad for her husband, son, family and friends. She could make anyone smile, her laugh was contagious and she was such an inspiration to the Irish ☘️ community. Love ❤️ you. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends.
Molly was a beautiful soul! A perpetual smile on her face, always happy to see friends and family. She’s resting in Jesus’ arms right now. Blessings to Paul and Sam, and the extended family.
So very sorry to hear you have lost your life time companion and spouse. She was a wonderful lady at all times. I had to experience this grief also, your not alone. My prayers to the almighty for comfort to you and Sam!
Gone but never forgotten!!
Love & God Bless
What a treasure she is. Hugs and prayers to all.
My heartfelt condolences to Paul and Sam. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Molly touched many lives with her beautiful laughter. I will remember her laughter and smile. RIP in eternal light my friend.
Molly, You were a light in our lives! We will always miss you! Rest In Peace Irish Angel!
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. She will be missed.
So very sad. My prayers are with you all. May God be good to her
I’m really sorry to hear of your lose, I remember Bob always talking of all the great time they all had growing up. They say God only takes the best. I will keep you and Sam in my prayers.
The KC Irish community will be a little less fun for awhile. Rest in peace dear Molly.
Sorry for you loss Paul!!!
So sorry. Will miss this lovey ladiy always a smile and a word when we would meet. Prayers for her family
So very sorry for your loss, Paul. Our love and prayers to you & Sam❤️??❤️??❤️??❤️??
Thank you Dena for the wonderful inspiration. The prayers will help.
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you Lisa.
Thank you Curt.
Thank you Kathy. She always was the cruise director.
Thank you Maureen and Mike
Prayers for the Sheehan Corkill family. Molly was a blessing to all of us.
I so enjoyed being on the Board of Directors of the Parade Committee with Mollie, shopping in the store with her and the trip to Ireland with her, Paul and Sam was the highlite of my life. The adventures we had in Ireland, the laughs, the fun, the travel was awesome and Mollie made it so special. Rest with a smile on your lips girlfriend.
I’m so sorry to hear of this my prayers and with the family, Maggie, and Katy
Thanks to you all.
I just love the Sheehan family, and am in shock over molly’s passing. My daughter Shelly now has her good friend with her up in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
God bless! You are all on my thoughts and prayers. We will always miss Molly. Show will be in our hearts forever !
My family is sending prayers and hugs to all. So sorry to hear the news. She will be missed greatly and was one wonderful lady!
My heart goes out to you, Paul, and Sam. Molly was always a bundle of smiles and fun! I was looking forward to seeing you both at the reunion in October. You are in my prayers. Molly, May you Rest In Peace and enjoy the company of your loved ones who went before you.
God bless your family. Molly was good friends with my wife Shelia. We had many fun times with Molly.
We are heartbroken to hear this devastating news. There is no doubt she will be greatly missed by the entire Corkill family and all that knew her. For the family, I pray for as many blessings as those she bestowed onto others in her lifetime and peace beyond understanding. God’s best to you all.
Paul and Sam I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Molly was always so kind and friendly always had a smile on her face. Sending our condolences, mike and Marilyn Plake
So sorry to hear that Molly is gone. I’m just glad I got to reconnect with my cousin over the last few years. My deepest condolences.
So sorry to hear about your loss Paul. May the Lord be with you and your family in your time of need.
Oh SO SORRY to hear this!!!! We SO enjoyed going down to Sheehan’s on Westport Road all these years, and Molly was ALWAYS so “buzzing” and upbeat!!! Many a time Peggy, Katy & Molly came up to Leavenworth on our request for the ethnic festival, and I don’t know HOW MANY TIMES they donated something to us for a fundraising raffle we were having to keep OUR parade going!!!
Kansas City is a LOT sadder place with her passing to be sure!! BUT Heaven is a lot brighter now with herself present!!
Condolences from ALL of Leavenworth’s Irish, and may she rest in peace eternal…
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam”
Leavenworth St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
Thank you Patsy. Hugs to you & Mike. She & Bobby are now having a great laugh together once again. ❤️