Darylene Ann Meinhardt, 87, of Manhattan, passed away, Monday, September 9, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She and her brother, Ken McCormic owned and operated the Meinhardt-McCormic Accordion Studio for several years. For many years she was very active in the family business helping manage the Dar-Jo Properties and was a fan of KSU Athletics.
Darylene was born in Laclede, KS on June 18, 1932, to the late Jane (Applegate) and Ernest McCormic. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in St. Mary's and the Rozwick-Marsh School of Accordion in Topeka.
On February 11, 1950, in St. Mary's, KS she was married to Joe Meinhardt for nearly 70 years. She and Joe loved to travel the world, until a stroke in 2013 that left her unable to travel. She was always helping others with music but more especially teaching and appreciating the accordion, her favorite instrument.
Darylene leaves behind her husband Joe, of Manhattan; and her son, Dr. Ernest Meinhardt and Patti of Anchorage, Alaska; her brother, Ken McCormic and Sara of Eagle, Idaho; nephew, Steve Meinhardt and Dana, of Topeka; and her niece Nancy Turpin and Rick of Topeka. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Cindy Meinhardt in March of 2019.
Joe and his family invite you to a celebration of Dalylene's life from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Homestead Assisted Living, 1923 Little Kitten Ave, Manhattan.
The family requests any donations be directed to Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation.