The HP wikia lists Molly Weasley as a known practitioner of apparition.

Is there any specific evidence (in canon) to confirm that she actually has this ability?

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    Note that merely saying "she's quite powerful" is not sufficient evidence.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 5, 2015 at 23:50
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    They have her as being a "known practitioner" of apparition on the Harry Potter Wikia pages, but without any reference to the practice itself. I'll not use that as a definitive source and call it a day ... Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 0:34
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    :( She's quite powerful was basically all I had on this one ;)
    – Au101
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 1:31

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"But your Mum and Dad…” said Harry, pushing against the barrier again in the vain hope that it would give way. “How will they get home?”

“They don’t need the car!” said Ron impatiently. “They know how to Apparate! You know, just vanish and reappear at home! They only bother with Floo powder and the car because we’re all underage and we’re not allowed to Apparate yet.…”

Chamber of Secrets, chapter 5

This is when Harry and Ron begin to make the decision that they should steal the car to get to Hogwarts. When Ron says "they" this could be interpreted as they can both apparate or they will both be apparating. One version has Molly and Arthur disapparating separately the other has them disapparating together through side along apparation.

There is yet more evidence, but sadly this too could be construed as side along.

But Mrs. Weasley only smile and waved. Before the train had rounder the corner, she, Bill and Charlier had Disapparated

Goblet of Fire

Aside from actual quotes it is possible to infer from Pottermore and her general life that she can Apparate.

Wizards who cannot Apparate (dematerialise and reappear at will), who wish to travel by daylight (meaning that broomsticks, Thestrals, flying cars and dragons are inappropriate), or whose destination has no fireplace (rendering Floo powder useless) will have to resort to the use of a Portkey.

Pottermore - Portkeys

Now throughout her 30 (Bill was born in 1970) or so years of being a stay at home mum it is exceedingly likely that at at least one point in time she would need to travel somewhere during daylight that does not have a fireplace.

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    Is there any more direct evidence? I know how to fly (e.g buy a ticket) but thst doesnt make me a pilot. By the same token, Ron could be referring to Mr Weasley being able to apparate and Mrs Weasley simply coming for the ride as a side-along.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 0:04
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    Ron is not implying, this is explicitly stating.
    – Junuxx
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 0:31
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    @CandiedMango: Oh, right. Forgot my pragmatics class there. You're technically correct for linguists and logicans, but since the resolution of "they" is completely trivial and Ron's Mom == Molly Weasley is also not exactly esoteric knowledge, I would avoid "(clearly) implies" in a non-academic context and just go with "says".
    – Junuxx
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 1:18
  • Sorry for nitpicking.
    – Junuxx
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 1:18
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    As we know now (scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/106986/…), the relevant quote from The Chamber of Secrets doesn't actually appear in the Bloomsbury version but was added in to Scholastic's editions. Worth knowing :) (Arguably :P)
    – Au101
    Commented Nov 6, 2015 at 2:30

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