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This obituary was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The online version has been taken down while they paper investigates (they have questions about the authenticity), but the internet is forever, even when you try delete something. The editor said the obit was a "paid placement that was submitted via our self-service, online portal. It appeared in today's Reno Gazette-Journal and also online. From the text of the obituary, it is clear that the date of death is inaccurate.  The Washoe County Public Guardian’s office has confirmed that Marianne Theresa Johnson did, indeed, recently pass away." So maybe it's legit and her kids cared so little they didn't bother to double check a calendar? Who knows.


Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died
alone on Aug. 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 after-life 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

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.