Cathy Jo Bear Hayworth
”1974 - 2022”

    Cathy Jo Bear Hayworth

    I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
    I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
    I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
    Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
    I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
    Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

      Cathy Jo Bear Hayworth of Big Cabin, OK passed from this life Friday, November 4, 2022 at Integris Miami Hospital in Miami, OK. She was 47. Cathy was born November 16, 1974 in Claremore, OK to Ricky and Jeannie Sue (Spicer) Bear.
      She had lived in Big Cabin for the past 15 years moving from Picher, OK. She was a Registered Nurse working at Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, OK. She received her nursing degree from N.E.O. A.M. College in Miami, OK and a degree in Physical Therapy. Cathy was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Quapaw, OK and was a member of the Seneca Cayuga Tribe. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother Larry Bear.
      Survivors include her husband David Hayworth of the home, 3 sons, Tristin Bear of Commerce, OK, Gregg Hayworth of Chelsea, OK and Derrick Hayworth of Claremore, OK, 1 daughter, Steffanie Knoflicek and husband Chris of Chelsea, OK, 1 brother, Josh Bear and wife Alicia of Miami, OK, 3 half-brothers, Danny Bear, Bobby Bear and Jimmy Bear all of Alabama, 1 half-sister Laura Blackman of Alabama, 3 grandchildren, Madison Hayworth, Beau Hayworth and Peyton Knoflicek and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Memorial services will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Rev. Robert Nutting and Josh Bear will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:00 p.m. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at

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