Rosa Myra Monteil BASS

Submitted by Descendants:  Anna Rae, Mary Hannah Miller, and Emma Jean Woodall RIGSBY

Rosa Myra Monteil Bass was born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia on November 30, 1881 to parents Needham Franklin Bass and Emma Ada Tatum.  When Rosa was about 13 months old her family moved to the area now known as Osceola County, Florida.

As a young woman, Rosa married John Jefferson Woodall in 1898.  The couple had eight Children beginning with their oldest son, Harold Cecil Woodall, who was born in 1900.  For many years Rosa was busy rearing her children.  She was, also, and active member of the Methodist Church in Kissimmee.

Later Rosa, an avid reader, was appointed librarian for the Hart Memorial Library in Kissimmee.  The library was the cultural center for many community events.  Mrs. Rosa graciously served as librarian for many years.

Mrs. Rosa died June 16, 1964 at age 82.  She was buried next to her husband and parents in Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee, Florida.

Rosa Myra Monteil Bass was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2004