Sedan - Mercedes E. Depew, age 90, of Sedan, Kansas passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kansas. \n\nShe was born February 8, 1921 in Chautauqua, Kansas to D. Jack and Vera V. (Wright) Holland. She attended school in Chautauqua and later graduated in the class of 1939 from Sedan High School. She received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State University and later taught in Chautauqua for two years. \n\nOn December 25, 1941 married Albert Loren Depew in Grenola, Kansas. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1997. \n\nShe operated Rip's Lunch with her husband, worked at the Chautauqua County Courthouse in the Treasurer's Office, worked as secretary for the Sedan Farm Bureau, worked as a teacher's aide at the school in Sedan and later owned and operated Depew's IGA in Peru for twenty years. \n\nShe was a member of the Sedan First United Methodist Church, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, former member of EHU, Beta Sigma Phi, and was past President of the United Methodist Women of Sedan. \n\nShe is survived by one son Larry and wife Ruth Depew of Wichita, Kansas, one daughter Susann Dobbs of Sedan, Kansas; one sister-in-law Joan Depew; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. \n\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, one son Jack Depew, one brother Jim Maurice Holland and one sister Sharlene Brogan. \n\nChurch Services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Bever and Pastor John Warring officiating. \n\n Family and friends may call on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan. \n\nThe family has suggested memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Order of Eastern Star and may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.