Is it possible to challenge an obituary?
I am legally married for over 20 years, but separated (abandoned) from my husband who lives with his married mistress, complicated, I know. His mother passed away and the obituary lists her as his fiance and her children from her current marriage as "the grandchildren". No mention of me or our biological children. Is there a way to challenge the obituary and/or request a retraction and/or correction?
Relationships can really be, as you said, complicated. The newspaper only publishes the information that is given to them, either by the funeral home or by a family member of the deceased.
The best thing for you to do at this point is to call the newspaper, explain the circumstances and ask them what they can do.