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Kids trash mom in scathing obituary

Posted at 7:21 AM, Sep 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-13 07:21:38-04

RENO, NV (WTVR/CNN) – A scathing obituary in a Nevada newspaper has a whole town talking. The obituary in the Reno Gazette Journal was written by the woman’s children.

“She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible,” the obituary began. “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.”

The obituary went on to say the the surviving children were glad she was dead.

“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,” it read.

When asked about the obituary, one of the woman’s children said they did not expect it to get national attention.

“People may see this as something we did to shame our mother,” Patrick Reddick told the Reno Gazette Journal in a phone interview. “But this is to bring shame to the issue of child abuse. I want every single person to realize this could be your obituary.”