RENO, Nev.-- It's an obituary like you've probably never seen before. It's about a woman who died and is survived by her children who, according to the obituary, spent her lifetime torturing them in pretty much every way possible.
The obituary goes on to paint a picture of children who are grateful that their mother, Marianne Theresa-Johnson Reddick, is dead.
The Reno Gazette Journal President & Publisher John Maher tells KRNV News 4 the obituary was sent in via a self-service online submission.
The obituary appeared in the print edition of the newspaper on September 10. The on-line version of the obituary has been removed as the newspaper is investigating the circumstances surrounding the placement of the obituary.
The obituary says Johnson-Reddick died September 30th. News 4 has confirmed a woman with that name died on August 30th.
UNEDITED VERSION OF THE SUBMITTED OBITUARY:
January 4, 1935 Sept. 30, 2013 Marianne Theresa Johnson- Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is survived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible. While she neglected and abused her small children, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.On behalf of her children whom she so abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the afterlife reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviving children will now live the rest of their lives with the peace of knowing their nightmare finally has some form of closure. Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final passing can revive our message that abusing children is unforgiveable, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a "humane society". Our greatest wish now, is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America.