Molly Faulconer

Molly Marie (Walters) Faulconer, 85, Independence, Mo passed away July 26, 2019. A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 6-8 pm at The First Christian Church of Independence,  125 S. Pleasant St., Independence, Mo 64050. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM, also at the church. Burial will be at Mount Washington Cemetery. Molly was born at home near Ford City, MO on December 28, 1933 to Henry Oliver and Jessie Marie (Baker) Walters.

Molly grew up on a farm outside of Ford City, MO. When she was little, she enjoyed spending time outside with her brothers and sisters helping on the farm. She grew up with no electricity, used a horse and wagon to get to town, and talked often about walking to her elementary school. During Molly’s teen years, she attended Albany High School where she was involved in many activities and was the captain of the volleyball team.  

After high school, Molly moved to the Kansas City area and worked at a jewelry store. In her early 20’s. She met Frank Faulconer at a church picnic in September of 1954, he proposed in October of 1954 and they were married November 19th of 1954. Their first child, Frank, was born in 1956, Kathleen was born in 1959, and Barbara was born in 1961. Right before Barbara was born in 1960, the family moved to 10 acres outside of Buckner, MO. There Molly worked as a homemaker and then a beautician. She had quite a following of clients that got their hair fixed at The Hill Top Beauty Shop, in the basement of her home.  

In 1986, Frank and Molly moved to a smaller home with a small yard in Independence, MO. In 1989, Frank and Molly retired and enjoyed their grandchildren. Both were a huge presence at their grandchildren’s sporting events. When Frank died in 2007, Molly began to travel. She took each of her grandchildren on a trip, which is a special memory for her grandchildren. Molly loved life. She enjoyed mowing her own yard, taking care of her flowers, and planting a small garden of tomatoes. She still loved to shop and always wanted to be in fashion. She was very proud of her 7 great-grandchildren and her great-grand dogs.

Molly is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Faulconer, her parents Henry and Jessie Walters, her sister Gwendolyn, and her brothers Perry and Harvey.

Molly is survived by her children Frank (Cathy) Faulconer, Kathleen (Rickey) Dilday, Barbara (Ron) McMahill; her sisters Sally Bashor and Vesta Tunks; her grandchildren – Michelle (Andy) Eastwood, Sherry (Kyle) Bowmar, Emily (Lance) Lewis, Todd (Kimmie Mollenhour) McMahill, Amber (Adam) Fletcher; and 7 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church of Independence, 125 S Pleasant St, Independence, MO 64050.

-The Happiest People don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way”-Anonymous


  1. Emily on July 31, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    We will miss you grandma!

  2. Michelle Eas on July 31, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I miss you so much Grandma!!!!

  3. Louise Mershon & Family on August 23, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Molly was such a positive, cheerful and thoughtful woman. We enjoyed the time we got to spend with her and her family. She will be missed but will live on in our hearts. Our prayers are with Frank, Kathleen, Barbara and the rest of the family.

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