In Loving Memory…

Bonnie Jo DeBates

Bonnie Jo DeBates, 22, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, near Sedalia, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born August 11, 1994, in Sedalia, the daughter of Donnie C. and Melissa J. Bozarth Hayworth. As an infant, she was dedicated to the Lord on April 30, 1995. She was baptized by Rev. Mike Winn at Olive Branch Baptist Church in May 2002.

Bonnie attended school in Otterville, Stover, Lighthouse Christian Academy and graduated from Smithton High School in 2013. She attended VoTech her junior and senior years and obtained a C.N.A.

On November 3, 2012, in Sedalia, she was married to Corey E. DeBates.

In March of 2016, Bonnie completed EMT schooling and was currently preparing for the National Registry Exam.

She was a loving mother of two. She laughed a lot and could easily bring a smile to someone’s face. She had a heart and compassion for people, especially those less fortunate. She loved hard, yet at times she could be a force to be reckoned with especially if you messed with the ones she loved.

Surviving are her husband, Corey, of the home; two children, Jonah Keith DeBates and Elvie Ann Hayworth, both of the home; her parents, Donnie and Missie Hayworth, of Sedalia; a sister, Emily Durrill, of Green Ridge; two brothers, Nicholas A. Lindenmeyer and J. Tyler Lindenmeyer, both of Sedalia; her paternal grandmother, Shirley Hayworth, of Sedalia; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles “Bill” Hayworth; maternal grandparents, Raymond Bozarth and Barbara Petree; and her mother-in-law, Kelly DeBates.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.

Casket bearers will be Corey DeBates, Donnie Hayworth, Andy Pyle, Branden Thierfelder, Kevin Thierfelder, Clayton Thierfelder, Charles Lide and Andy Lide.

Honorary bearers will be Joey Whitlow, Kena Jeffrey, Kassie Lide, Michael Lewis, Lydia Antwiler, Ashley Heishman and Kayla Bain.

Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Monday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the family and can be given through Olive Branch Baptist Church, the GoFundMe page, or to Heckart Funeral Home.


54 Responses

  1. Deepest sympathies and love to Donnie and Missy at this sorrowful time. May Gods arms be heavenly open. Chuck & Michelle Wansing

  2. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sympathy during this time , So sorry know that you did everything right . May god guide through this tragic loss.

  4. Bonnie was always nice to me my heart is with the hayworth family in their time of loss.

  5. We are so sorry for your lose . She in God’s hands now . Are prayers are with you all .

  6. Our deepest sympathy for your loss, may God wrap your family in his arms to help you find peace.

  7. My sincerest condolences to the Hayworth and DeBates families. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Pattie Clark-Snapp

  8. Donnie, you have my most deepest condolences Brother. I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling right now but I pray that you and your family find peace.

  9. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy and ongoing prayers for your family. Many tears have fell and will continue to fall for this sweet girl and her family. I pray for peace and understanding for everyone involved. She is in good hands and waits for you.

  10. So sorry for the loss of your loved one at such a young age. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Have faith that God will help you through this time of pain and healing.

  11. Bonnie weighed heavy on my heart since my first encounter with her at a job before she had even graduated high school…she kept resurfacing through the years and I always admired her sense of life and beauty even through her struggles…I wondered when she would ever get a break, but to see her you wouldn’t know she was in need of anything…I know without really being close to her that she loved her children and she had a heart of gold…She had an infectious personality and she could see the sun in a dark sky ….I am truly heart broken for her children and a life cut so short…Bonnie, your heart has seemed to always be in the right place and you have certainly left an impression on mine….May God be with your family always and let them remember the life you so vibrantly lived….until they see you again

  12. Bonnie Jo was a great friend, mother and daughter. I had Bonnie Joe on FB for awhile I loved seeing some of her posts. She will be greatly missed by many she is gone but not forgotten

  13. My prayers go out to Bonnie’s family. God must have needed another angel with Him in heaven!

  14. I am so sorry for the family lost, this is just like the saying” love today cause tomorrow is never promise” my heart goes out to the family..good bless, may she get her wings and fly high..

  15. So sorry for your loss????A beauty like her Momma, prayers and love from Iowa.

  16. Words can not express how sorry we are that you have to go through this. Donnie and Missy and the family,our deepest heartfelt sympathies are with you . You are in our prayers.

  17. So sorry for your lost she was a wonderful person and an awesome momma. Prayers out your way to the family and friend.

  18. So sorry for your. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you Missie, Dennis & rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you and give you peace. Our hearts are heavy for your family.

  20. Our prayers are with you Donnie and Missy and the Hayworth family during this time, may God comfort you all. Corey our prayers are with you and your family as well.

  21. To the Hayworth family,
    The first time we met Bonnie Hayworth it was easy to see that her growl was much worse than her bite. Because she embodied
    Lighthouse Christian Academy’s moto (WHERE STUDENTS BECOME LEADER’S)

  22. Bonnie’s smile will always remain in my mind and in my heart. She ALWAYS brightened everyone’s day. My deepest sympathy is with her husband, children and family.

  23. So sorry for your lose. She was a very sweet girl. Prayers for Corey an her family. May God comfort you in this sad time. r.i.p you will be missed.

  24. So sorry for the lose of your loved one. May God be with your family .Debbie and Jimmie Fisher.

  25. I wish there was a way for me to bring her back to the Family… BUT… I am just a man… God is always in control and there will always be times like this that life does not make sense… This is what we must endure… God blesses us all and is wiser in all things pertaining to our lives… I pray for peace and healing for all effected by this… Take care…

  26. To Melissa, Donnie, Tyler, Nick, and Emily,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. You guys were like family to me growing and I can remember memories of playing hide and seek with her while you guys babysat me. She was such a sweet young girl and very beautiful. She will be greatly missed but lives on through her children. I love you all.

  27. We will all miss her beautiful smile and thirst for life…my prayers are with all her family and freinds…

  28. We will all miss her beautiful smile and thirst for life…my prayers are with all her family and freinds…

  29. Tho i do not know you my heart reaches out to you deeply i to have lost a child i can only tell you, grab your strenght in our mighty Lord and i promise you he is there and will be always!
    May he keep you strong!
    With much love,
    Mr. and Mrs. Billy and Adela McGinnis

  30. I seen your Beautiful daughter and was effected in so many ways by her!
    God Bless you and yours,
    Billy and Adela McGinnis

  31. Dear donnie and Missy
    Me and my kids each and Ray Charles Herman wolters send our and miss you guys

  32. My heart goes out to you Missie, and your family during this difficult time.

  33. Love and prayers to your beautiful family. I know they will miss you so much!

  34. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow!

  35. I am so sorry for your loss. She was so young to leave so soon! My heart goes out to all of you! I don’t have adequate words to say except that my prayers will be with you ALL for God’s healing touch and for Him to comfort you and to help you get through this!

  36. My heart reaches out to the entire family. I hope and pray that with God Given strength, may you find peace from within. Bonnie was so very beautiful. And so much fun to be around. It is still very hard for me to grasp the concept of not ever being able to saying hello, or stop by, or to listen to her witty charisma. R.I.P. BONNIE! THEY SAY YOUR AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PLACE EVER KNOWN TO MANKIND. Wear your beautiful wings you sweet angel. I will never say Good Bye, but.. I will see you later. Missy,Donnie, Emily, Nick and Tyler. So sorry her absence will be a constant reminder. But, her spirit and soul will be filling your hearts.

  37. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. May god wraps his arms around you and confront you through this.

  38. Donnie and Missy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family! I pray that God wraps his healing arms around your family in this time of need. I know there is no great words that will take away that pain, but know that we are all here for you and praying for you.. Love you all!!!

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