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Passed away on September 27, 2013 at Reston Hospital after a long battle with breast cancer.
Rianne was born in Wichita, KS as Rianne Laura Johnson, the fourth of five children to parents Laura and George Johnson. Rianne attended high school at Walt Whitman in Bethesda, MD and university at Franklin College in Franklin, IN. For over 10 years, Rianne was the assistant to the Rector of St. John's Church, Lafayette Square in Washington, DC.
Rianne was a 35-year resident of Herndon, VA, where she lived with her husband of 43 years, Robert D. Willey, Jr. Rianne raised three children, Robert (31), Alyson (27), and Christopher (26). Rianne is also survived by her mother, Laura; her sister, Ralene; her brothers Richard & Randy; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Rianne - you will forever be a happy thought to the family and friends who were blessed to know you. Thank you for your constant love and devotion...we love you forever!
Services will be held for Rianne on Wednesday, October 2, at 11 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon, VA. Online condolences and memories may be offered at www.adamsgreen.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rianne's memory to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org).

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 1, 2013
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