August 5, 1975 ~ June 24, 2021

Born in: Charleroi, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Kara Louise Mollis, 45, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green.

Dr. Mollis was a full Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Lindsey Wilson College where she was a beloved colleague and educator. She was passionate about her students, colleagues, and discipline. She single-handedly created the Women’s and Gender Studies Major at Lindsey Wilson College. Dr. Mollis was an active and accomplished scholar in 19th and 20th century American literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, frequently publishing and presenting at national and international academic journals and conferences. Kara earned her undergraduate degree at Washington-Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. She obtained her Master’s and PhD in English at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Most importantly, Kara was a wonderful mother to her two children, Sofia Coleman and Luca Coleman. She fiercely loved her family and was a kind, caring, hard-working mother.

She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, David Coleman; her children, Sofia and Luca; her parents, Kevin Mollis and Louisa Laskey Mollis; her sister, Kourtney Mollis; brother, Luke Mollis; and her nieces and nephews Nina, Gabriel, Natalia, and Nico. She was born August 5, 1975 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and was of the Catholic faith.
A Celebration of Life will be held 6:00 PM CT Wednesday, June 30th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 PM until time for the Celebration at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Dr. Mollis. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Kara was a wonderful English professor, mentor, and light to the world. She sure had passion in her heart for what she did. I was honored to have known her by having her as a professor at LWC.

  2. I was blessed to have Dr. Mollis as my advisor during my time at LWC. She truly helped me navigate the waters of my ELA career. Truly, she will be missed.

  3. I didn’t Mrs Coleman personally but our daughter are on the GMS cheerleading team! We would like to send our condolences to Sophia her dad brother and the rest of the family! So sorry for your loss!

  4. Dr. Kara Mollis was an amazing instructor and advisor while I was a student at LWC.She made every class engaging! I am pleased that I had the privilege to know her. She will absolutely be missed.

  5. Dr. Mollis was the best professor I had at LWC. She was dedicated to her family, job, and had a great outlook on life. She inspired me and the hearts of so many others. My thoughts are with her family during this time. She will be greatly missed.

  6. I had Dr. Mollis almost every semester when I went to LWC. She was amazing woman and educator. She helped me to find my voice in a lot of ways. She was passionate about education and standing up for what was right. She inspired me so much throughout my college education and I was so lucky to know her. I am so sorry for her family.

  7. Dr. Mollis played such a large part of my education at LWC. She never failed to help me feel like I truly had a place in her classroom and at Lindsey. She helped me to discover my love of classic novels and helped me discover my passions in life. My heart aches for her family, I know she will be deeply missed by so many.

  8. I am so thankful to have had several classes with Dr. Mollis during undergrad. She truly paved a personal path for me that has helped me become the woman I am today. She was always a warrior for us, her students. My heart aches for David, Sofia, and Luca. I pray for comfort and healing. I hope they will all know just how special Dr. Mollis was to every student she taught. She impacted so many students.

  9. Dr. Mollis was one my favorite professors at Lindsey Wilson and was a great and inspiring colleague when I worked at LWC. She could make any subject she taught come alive and she always made sure every single thing we learned in the classroom was applicable for our lives and for the greater good. Dr. Mollis was not only a great person and teacher, but you could always tell she lived out what she believed and projected that into her teaching. Anyone who met her is better off for knowing her.

  10. It’s heartbreaking to hear this news. Know that you, Sophia and Luca are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Many hugs to all of you and her family, Mr. Coleman. 🙏♥️

  11. We are saddened to hear of Kara’s passing. She was a sweet, loving person that passed away so young. She will be missed by all. RIP Kara.

  12. Dr. Mollis was one of the best professor that I had at LWC she played a big role in my education at LWC. She became more than just a professor she was a wonderful friend that I could talk to about anything. She will be missed. My heart breaks for her family. RIP Dr. Kara Mollis

  13. I was startled and saddened to hear of passing, so much to give, and so much more to do. My condolences to her husband, children, siblings and other relatives

  14. We are all so sorry and heartbroken to hear about Kara. You and your family are in our families thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  15. I had the privilege of meeting this wonderful lady through day care. I took care of her sweet Sofia for two years. My prayers are with the whole family.

  16. It was a privilege to be taught and mentored by someone as brilliant, supportive, and passionate about what she taught as Dr. Mollis. I appreciate all that you did as a person and professor for everyone that you met. My thoughts are with your family, friends, and students during this time.

  17. I am so sorry for this terrible loss. My prayers are with Mr. Coleman, Sofia, Luca, and the rest of the family. I know she will be missed terribly. ❤️🙏🏻

  18. So sorry for your loss. Kara was a beautiful person. Darlene Sofia so sorry to hear about your mom. miss and love my friend. Erica Richardson

  19. I’m so glad to say I was a student of Dr. Mollis’, even if only for a semester. She is an amazing woman and I can still hear many of her lessons inside my heart. Her memory is a blessing. My thoughts are with her family and friends during the difficult time.

  20. We are so sorry to hear of Kara passing. Are sympathy to her entire family. Sending prayers and love.

  21. I am very sorry to hear of Kara’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God bless you during your time of grief.

  22. I’m absolutely heartbroken that my childhood friend, Kara passed away. Such a beautiful person on the inside and out! You will be deeply missed! Prayers for David, Sophia and Luca!

  23. Kara is a beautiful soul I always admired as we attended high school and college together. Her passion for her children, family, education and social causes created a legacy that will live on with each. Prayers for her family and friends and strength to find comfort in knowing the tremendous impact she had and will continue to have on the world.

  24. Please know that the Campus Ministry Staff at Lindsey Wilson College is lifting your family in prayer. May God surround you with love and care as you journey together through this time of life.

    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and those who are crushed in the spirit.

  25. Our condolences go out to the Mollis and Coleman families. We will keep Kara and the families in our prayers.

  26. I will never be able to express my gratitude to Dr. Mollis; her passion and dedication radically changed the course of my life. My life is infinitely better for having known and been taught by Dr. Mollis. My thoughts are with her family, friends, students, and colleagues.

  27. Kara was such a kind and welcoming person to me when I started school at W&J! We connected quickly because of our Italian roots and I have incredibly fond memories of her. I pray for her, her family, and all those she has touched in her incredible life. She will be dearly missed, but she left a wonderful legacy with her children and her work.

  28. So saddened to hear of Kara’s passing. We know your pain all to well. May you find some type of comfort in knowing she is now resting peacefully in the arms of God.

  29. This is such a sad situation. I’m so sorry for Kara’s family and I hope that they are able to find ways to heal and to hold Kara in their memories as they move forward. I would like to share how positively impressed I was by Kara. I did not have any sort of specific relationship with Kara, but as a peer faculty at LWC her talents and charisma were immediately obvious. Kara was so passionate, thoughtful, and engaged – all the time! Kara was a role model of professionalism and was super effective at connecting with and motivating students. She was exceptional, literally, and will be sorely missed.

  30. At LWC and for some years after, Kara was my personal and formal mentor, my advisor, many times my confidant, and most importantly my friend. She taught me the value of being strategic, the importance of using my power to empower others, and that a life devoted to advocacy is one to be proud of. From the beginning of my knowing her, Kara saw something great in me. And to a farm girl from the middle of nowhere, that made all the difference. I am certain I would not be where I am today without her.

    To Kara’s family, my thoughts are with you. I promise to share Kara’s spirit and tenacity with as many people as I can for as long as I’m able.

  31. We are heartbroken to hear of Kara’s passing. May god be with you and your family. She will be missed.

  32. Heartbroken to hear about the loss of such an amazing person. Kara is the epicenter of many of my favorite memories. I will miss her more than words can describe. My thoughts and prayers are with her family…I love you all❤️

  33. Kara was a wonderful colleague. I am very thankful that I had a chance to work with her and know that her example helped make me better. We will be remembering and praying for the whole family.

  34. Kara was such an intelligent, energetic, and loving person with a passion for the College and her students. Her loss is a tragedy for family and friends alike. We will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  35. So sorry to hear about Kara’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God bless.

  36. Kevin and Louisa,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Kara’s passing.
    An accomplished professional , wife and mother who left you all early in her life.
    She will be missed by many.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Ron Salvitti, M. D.

  37. I am so sorry to hear of this terrible loss.
    Although I did not personally know Kara I do know Kevin and Weezie and this is not supposed to happen.
    I hope that you find comfort in some way to help you heal.
    Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. God bless you all.

  38. I cared for Mrs Mollis a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t know her before,, but I could tell she had an amazing spirit and was so kind.. My heart and prayers are extended to your family during this time. May the Lord wrap you in his arms.

  39. Kara hired me in April 2020 to develop and teach LWC’s World Regional Geography course online. We spoke on the phone a few times and through many email correspondences. Although I did not know her very well, I knew her to be kind and professional, a wonderful gift. I was deeply saddened when I learned of her passing today (7/29/2021), over a month after, when I tried to contact her regarding the upcoming semester. My heart aches for her husband, children, and other family, friends, and colleagues. May Kara RIP and her family receive much better luck and good graces for years to come.

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