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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Obituary - Theresa Friederich

Theresa Friederich, 63 of Butler, Missouri passed away March 28, 2021 after a hard fought battle with cancer, at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). There will be no visitation. 

Friends are welcome to attended but masks are encouraged and social distancing should be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Theresa Mae Friederich was born June 29, 1957 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Jim and Faye Osborn Beebe. She grew up in Adrian, Missouri and graduated from Adrian High School in 1976. She later met her former husband Jeff Friederich, in Butler, Missouri. Two children were born to this union, James and Tricia.

Theresa enjoyed life, being a military spouse she had the opportunity to travel the world with her family.

The family eventually settled in Butler, Missouri in 1997. She then joined the team at Bates County Memorial Hospital, where she worked for 17 years before retiring in 2020.
Theresa loved to watch movies and play games with family, but her greatest joy in life was her grand babies. She never missed an opportunity to make no-bake cookies either with them or for them.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter Tricia Cook and husband Daniel, son James Friederich and wife Staci, grandchildren, Daniel and Hope Morris, Ally and Olivia Cook, Grace Friederich, and Spencer Cook, by four sisters, Cheryl Beebe-Snell, Brenda Beebe, Lori Bezdek, and Jamie Scrogham. She also leaves behind nieces, Sasha Snell and Kimberly Bezdek, and a nephew Zachary Scrogham and their families.