Denise Mauldin

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Denise Marie Mauldin, nee Erlinger, 61, of Belleville, IL, born August 2, 1960, in East St. Louis, IL, died Sunday, January 2, 2022, at her residence.

Denise was the sweetest most genuine person. Outside of her day job as an operator you could find her spending time with her family. There wasn’t a sporting event she wasn’t at for her children and, more recently, for her grandchildren. Outside of family she loved her Cardinals baseball and an ice-cold Pepsi! Her favorite past time was BINGO! She loved bingo in every form: Bingo nights at the hall, scratch offs and even taking bingo trips several times a year with friends. Many will miss this amazing lady, amazing mom, and most admired Granny.

Mrs. Mauldin was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Marlene, nee Schlatweiler, Erlinger; and a sister-in-law, Linda Mauldin.

Denise is survived by her husband, Stephen B. Mauldin;
four children, Evan (Ginny) Mauldin, Kristine Mauldin, Cara (Kari) Mauldin, and Ashley (Brittin) Mauldin;
four grandchildren, Brendon, Colin, Kai, and Kade;
two brothers, Nick (Brenda) Erlinger and Kevin Erlinger;
a sister, Lisa (Jim) Snodgrass;
her mother-in-law, Delores Mauldin;
nieces, Dawn, Nicole, Dana, Teresa, and Kerri;
nephews, Cortney, Noel, and Sean;
great-nieces, Teri, Amelia, and Alex;
sisters-in-law, Brenda and Julie;
and many more beloved extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Masks are required.


17 Comments on Denise Mauldin

Diane Touchette said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2022 at 4:07 PM

Mauldin family, Denise and I worked at A T & T together. I really enjoyed our friendship. I pray for peace for you all.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Elaine Gossett said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2022 at 6:59 AM

To the family of Denise Erlinger-Mauldin, you have my deepest sympathies on her passing. I worked with her at the phone. company for a long time, and briefly at Memorial. She was a very nice person to know. I know she was crazy about her girls and grandkids. It will hurt for a while but it will get easier but never go away. God loves her more than we ever could. Take care.

  • East Saint Louis
  • Il
Evelyn Fowler said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2022 at 3:11 AM

I am still in so sorry about your lost. I worked with Denise at the phone company and at the hospital. Me in Missouri and her in Illinois. Always talking about working together. I am so heart broken 💔 we never got the chance. My condolences to all of you. I always considered her as a very close and dear friend. She will truly be missed.

  • East Saint Louis
  • Illinois
Evelyn Fowler said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2022 at 11:45 PM

I'm so so sorry for your loss and in disbelief. Denise was such a wonderful person and was always thinking of others. Going to miss deeply miss her.

  • East Saint Louis
  • Illinois
Cindy Kornberger said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 9:44 AM

Kristine-My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • St. Charles
  • Missouri
Jane Szoke said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 11:36 AM

My deep sympathy to Denise's family. We worked as operators at Memorial. We shared some good times on and off work. She will be missed. Prayers to you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
jean Lugge Eversman said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2022 at 2:25 PM

To Stephen, Evan, Kris, Cara, and Ashley and extended family members Dolores, Courtney, Noel, Brenda and Julie I extend my deepest sympathy on your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Jill Houba said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2022 at 1:09 PM

My condolences to your entire family. I know she absolutely loved her grand babies and her family. I will so miss our chats and your laughter. We have all lost a great friend and employee. Until we meet again friend! Jill aka “Jilly Bean”

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jim & Cindy Holloway said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2022 at 3:39 PM

I was shocked to receive the call that our cousin, DeeDee, had passed. I enjoyed talking to her when we saw each other at my sister's funeral in March. She was telling me all about her new grand babies that were born & still in the hospital. We even prayed together for them right then! DeeDee you will be missed so much and you were Loved very much. We will be praying for the entire family. 💔

  • Highland
  • IL
Tiffani Tillman said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2022 at 8:42 AM

Kristine - I am so very very sorry for your loss. Your mom sounded like such an amazing woman, mother, and grandmother. Cherish the wonderful memories made over the years with your mom and always know that she is in your heart and watching over you and your family.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Donna & Jim Bischoff said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 4:45 PM

So very sorry for the families’ loss . Denise was a great co-worker ; we always swapped grandkids stories . Love and Prayers for all .

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Brenda Meyer said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 3:53 PM

Steve and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Denise's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda (Owen) Meyer

  • Belleville
  • IL
Phil said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 2:51 PM

Denise, you will be sorely missed. You were a gem to work with and a true friend. Condolences to the entire family. Peace and blessings ...

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Lori Miller Young said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Kristine. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. LMY

  • St. Louis
  • MO.
Loretta Jackson said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 12:11 PM

Family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Denise would not want you to grieve for her, because now she is free. She is following the path God had laid. She took His hand when she heard His call. She turned her back and left it all. She could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, she found the peace at the close of Her day. If her parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes… these things she too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. She wishes you the sunshine of tomorrow. Her life has been full, she savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. lift up your hearts, and peace to you all. God wanted her to be FREE! If you need anything, just call.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
CindyCrowl said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 10:23 AM

Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Had many conversations about our grandbabies and how much love for them. You will be truly missed my friend. Taken way to soon💔 Love Cindy n Steve

  • Belleville
  • IL
Linda Brueggemann said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2022 at 9:57 AM

I am so sorry for your loss what happened? I am in shock

  • Belleville
  • IL

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