We have all been told not to speak ill of the dead but apparently not everyone heeds that advice.
One Twitter user has shared this scathing obituary spotted in a local paper.
Paragraph 1: ok— steven (@RandBallsStu) June 5, 2018
Paragraph 2: ok
Paragraph 3: wait
Paragraph 4: OH
Paragraph 5: *airplane flies overhead with a banner reading WELCOME TO HELL MOM* pic.twitter.com/ppV45htrda
Kathleen Dehmlow's obituary ran in the Redwood Falls Gazette following her passing on May 31.
It begins much like any other obituary, providing standard information about the deceased but it quickly takes a turn.
After getting married and having two children with her husband, Kathleen then got pregnant by her brother-in-law and made the decision to leave her family and move to California.
It seems her children, Gina and Jay, still hold on to some resentment as evidenced by the obituary which reads:
"She passed away on May 31, 2018 in Springfield and will now face judgement.
"She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her."
The obituary has gone viral and has received mixed reactions from people.
It’s an obitchuary— Steve (@dontgoslideaway) June 5, 2018
How low?— flibbityjibbits (@awnch) June 5, 2018
Does the Pulitzer committee recognize obits?#Dayum— Rachel Rawlings 🏳️🌈️⚽⚾️🐧 (@LinuxandYarn) June 5, 2018
Jay and Gina don’t play! pic.twitter.com/oopIF3Zq3S— TotalRandomMama (@TotalRandomMama) June 5, 2018
You know, carrying hate like this around just destroys the hated and the hater. A Redwood Falls Gazette obituary for Kathleen Dehmlow. https://t.co/nuMfDfj3NI— Jim Purcell (@jamesjpurcell) June 5, 2018
Some took to the newspaper's Facebook page to critise their decision to print the obituary at all.
Since going viral, the obituary has been removed from the Redwood Falls Gazette website and the website Legacy.com.
UPDATE, a day later: Removed from the website of the Redwood Falls Gazette and from the Legacy obit website. Asked for comment, folks from the newspaper politely said they had none. https://t.co/olnKGGBcrT— Jeff Ash (@JeffAshGB) June 5, 2018
What do you think - did Gina and Jay take it too far?