Rosa Mahala Myers

March 7, 1922July 16, 2013

Rosa Mahala Dobbins Myers, 91, went Home to God on July 16, 2013. She passed peacefully in her sleep at the HPH Hospice Center in Dade City Florida.

Rosie was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 7, 1922. She was the third of 14 children born to the late Anthony and Lovisa Dobbins, and wife of her beloved husband of 54 years, Walter Wayne Myers who predeceased her by 21 years.

Rosie moved to Florida with Walt on a 2 week vacation in 1945 and stayed. She proudly said that she had lived in Florida so many years that she was a “native Floridian”. While in her later life, she was a florist, Rosie’s dream job was to be a wife and a mother. Not only was she Mama to her three children, she was Aunt Rosie to numerous nephews and nieces and Miz Myers to a multitude of neighborhood children and teenagers. When her grandchildren began to bring friends home, everyone knew her as “Gram”. Rosie and Walt’s home was always filled with children’s laughter, love and compassion.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her; children, Lawrence Douglas Myers, Karen Rose Myers Kanter, and Gale Wayne Myers; grandchildren, Richard Douglas Myers, Tricia Lynn Myers Charles, Jennifer Lynne Kanter, David Wayne Kanter, Alma Wayne Myers, Michael Moroni Myers, Grant Helaman Myers and Angel Christiane Myers Disparte; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by granddaughter, Sariah Bernadette Myers, and by great-granddaughter, Athena Rose Disparte. She also leaves behind her loving sister Antonia “Tiny” Pope and brother Timothy Dobbins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and dozens of children of her heart. Family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM and funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon Fl 33511; 813-689-812. Flowers are welcome but donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The American Cancer Society; HPH Hospice of Dade City; Everyday Blessings Children’s Home in Thonotosassa; or the Florida Wildflower Foundation.


  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 22, 2013

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Barb Rhea

July 19, 2013

Larry, Karen, Gale, and the entire family
God needed another Angel, and that is what aunt Rose was..
Although we were miles apart and didn't keep in contact over the years, I thought of her and uncle Walt often with fond memories. Now they are together again in Heaven...
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you face these difficult days ahead.. Love to all

Catherine Hughes-Elseser

July 18, 2013

God only takes the best and Aunt Rosie was one of the best. She will always be loved and remembered.

Pam Dobbins-Helms

July 18, 2013

My condolences are with the entire Myers family. You will be missed Aunt Rose.