Darlene J. Mulanax, 91, of Enterprise passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Village Manor in Abilene. She was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Enterprise, the daughter of Lincoln and Irene (Knox) Fiedler.

Darlene grew up in Enterprise, attended the local schools and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1945 as class valedictorian. She received her Bachelor’s degree in music and voice, graduating from the University of Kansas in 1949.

On Nov. 22, 1967 she was united in marriage to Donald Snyder. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1997. She later married Orrin “Red” Mulanax April 29, 1999. He preceded her in death Sept. 3, 2008.

Darlene worked for JB Ershams in Enterprise and later became manager of the Enterprise Credit Union. Darlene played the organ at the Enterprise United Methodist Church for over 40 years. She had a love for music and played at numerous weddings and funerals.

Darlene is survived by her stepdaughters Marty Holt (Norm) and Shelly Snyder, stepsons Tim Snyder, Steve Snyder (Janet) and Steve Mulanax (Angela), grandchildren Matt, Cody, Rachael, Jake, Sydney, Madison, Jeremiah, Lyddia, Matthew, Ashley and Lindsey, great-grandchildren Destinee, Karsen, Kaden, Camden, Makenzie, Isaac, Colter and Zoe, niece Jan Feidler Johnson and nephew Gary Feidler.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Donald Snyder and Orrin “Red” Mulanax.

The family has chosen cremation. A graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Abilene City Cemetery with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given to charity of choice. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third Street, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Online condolences may be sent to www.martinbeckercarlson.com .


Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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