In Loving Memory…

Robert Douglas “Doug” Hayworth

Robert Douglas “Doug” Hayworth, 53, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday morning, July 1, 2017, at his sister’s home near Florence surrounded by his family, after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer found in May.

He was born September 17, 1963, in Sedalia, son of Robert Eugene “Bob” Hayworth and Florence F. Lindsay Hayworth.

Doug graduated from Smithton High School in 1983. He worked at the Ewing Vocational Center for twenty years. Doug enjoyed life! He liked going to parades, working with weed eaters, and watching people run chain saws. He loved to do puzzle books, listen to music of all kinds, and play with his cats. Doug was always happy and never met a stranger.

Surviving are his mother, Florence Hayworth, of the home; three siblings, Mike Hayworth, of Sedalia, Lisa Hayworth, of Florence, and Jim Hayworth, of Sedalia; and four nieces and nephews, Robert Schlobohm, Gina Schlobohm, Wendy Hayworth and James Q. Clark.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Hayworth.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Jeff Page officiating.

Casket bearers will be Russell Hayworth, Steve Hayworth, Donnie Hayworth, Leonard Phillips, Dennis Lee Mullins and Jake Thomas.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.



  1. Mike &Kristi Rae and family :

    My heart truly breaks for you all. Doug was a kind good pure soul, i will truly miss him and the joy he brought to whom ever he was around. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all during this time and the days to come. Love you

  2. Brian Bower :

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Kevin Fisher :

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers for the family. Doug was an exceptional person, he will be missed.

  4. Chet and Trish Litz :

    You will be missed

  5. Christy Pyle :

    Prayers for all the families!!! Doug always had a smile on his face… he will be missed!!!

  6. Frank and Carol Vanderpool :

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.

  7. Francis Schultz :

    Sorry to hear about this. I remember Doug well. RIP

  8. Anissa Douglas (bass) :

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Doug was always so nice. He didn’t know a stranger. You’re in my prayers.

  9. Michelle Winter :

    May God bless and help you through this.

  10. John Reynolds :

    Sorry for your loss

  11. Buddy Butts :

    RIP my friend. You are a great friend to all that knew you.

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Doug loved talking and was a beautiful soul. Heaven gained a lovely gem. Fly high with your new wings Doug 💙

  13. Carl Closser :

    Sorry for your loss

  14. Dara Strope Beemer :

    Doug was one of my students at Smithton HS my very first year of teaching. What a sweet soul. His smile always made my day complete. My deepest condolences to your family.

  15. Michelle and Wansing :

    All my thoughts and prayers for Hayworth family. Dougie “cuz” will be missed dearly. He was a super spirited man. Love and hugs!!

  16. Midget bozarth :

    RIP cuz u will be missed every time u would see me u would call me cuz no matter where we would see each other it was always hi cuz it wasn’t hi cousin
    It would always be hi cuz u will be missed bye cuz until we meet again.

    Sorry for your loss your family will be in our thoughts and prays

  17. Kimberly Shults Smith :

    So sorry for this loss to all.Knew him from school and yes,he was always smiling.Prayers for comfort.

  18. Robert (Cuz) & Teresa Britton :

    Sorry for your loss of Doug. He touched so many hearts. He will be truly missed and I’m going to miss dancing with him. Prayers for peace comfort and strength for the family and all that loved him. Rest in Peace my friend. Sincerely Robert (Cuz) & Teresa Britton

  19. Glenda Frisch :

    Prayers for your family. Dougie was a kind and gentle soul, may he rest in peace.

  20. Sorry for the loss. Use to work with him. He a good friend

  21. Hazel Fromm :

    So sorry to hear of this. He was a friend of my son, Pete Fromm, for many years. Pete wanted me to let you know that he was thinking of Doug with sadness, and of the loss Doug’s passing will mean to his family. Pete spoke with me yesterday regarding Doug, sharing with me some of the many good memories they had shared through the years.
    Hazel and Pete Fromm

  22. Lisa Phillips and family :

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Doug was a great guy and will be missed greatly.

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