Denise M. Mallicoat

Canton – Denise M. Mallicoat, 59, of Canton, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family at 10:51 AM on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born on July 20, 1958 in Canton, IL to John E. Sr. and Betty M. (Weaver) Oatman. She married Randy Mallicoat on April 18, 1997 in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are three children; Tara Oatman, Krista Myers, and Jenny Garlisch; seven grandchildren, Tryston Bishop, Kayla Weiland, Kelsey Weiland, Shooter Garlisch, Alex Walters, Matthew Walters, and Jacob Myers; three brothers, John E. Oatman, George A. Oatman, and Don L. Oatman; sister, Bert Oatman.

Denise is preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Melvin J. Oatman, and Glen C. Oatman.

Denise was a nurse for over 20 years. She was involved with the Susan G. Komen foundation. She was well loved by her patients as a nurse. Denise especially loved her family and grandkids.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5-8 PM. Rev. Kevin Van Tine will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Following the service a lunch will be at the Canton Elks Lodge. Memorials can be made to the family. To view Denise’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to


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11 Responses to Denise M. Mallicoat

  1. Thoughts and prayers are with you Dave(Toad) Auld

  2. Jan Hannam says:

    So sorry to hear of Denise’s passing You have our deepest sympathy.

  3. Vivian Baggett-Rangel says:

    My condolences to you Tara n to your Mom’s other family n friends. Prayers sent.

  4. Jeananne Lafferty says:

    Thinking of you Tara, & all family. Prayers & hugs.

  5. david ford says:

    randy so sorry to see this

  6. Holly Thum says:

    Randy, Tara, and Bert, and the families, So sorry to learn this. I was so glad l was able to see her when she was at HCR. I truly enjoyed getting to know her and working with her. She was a great nurse and a great person inside and out. Hoping the memories you have in your heart keep her close to you always. She made me laugh. She was great to work with. RIP my friend. You fought a couragous fight. And Randy you did too! I know she will be missed. Sending hugs your way. Sincerely, Holly Thum

  7. Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman says:

    Bert, Tara, Tristan and family,
    My heart aches for you and your loss! I know you all loved Denise very much! My prayers are with you! Hugs!

  8. Rose M (Mallicoat) Barnett says:

    Was so sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. My prayers are with all her loved ones. Much love and hugs to all.

  9. Diana Kohrt says:

    To Denise’s family and siblings–Bert, Donnie, George, and John, I am so sorry to hear this. Denise fought long and hard but it just wasn’t meant to be. Keep the good memories close during this sad time. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. Hope to see you this summer at the cousin’s reunion.

  10. Jeff and Lu Linn says:

    Peace be with you, Denise

  11. John W. Fisk says:

    Sorry to learn of your family’s loss Randy. Peace be with you.

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