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Marcela Renée Collazos Mosquera

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 8:38 pm

Marcela Renée Collazos Mosquera died Saturday, June 15, 2024, at The Boulevard Senior Living of St. Charles, Mo. A Memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Mary Queen of Peace Church in Clarksville, Mo. Burial of her ashes at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville and a meal at the Clarksville Christian Church immediately followed.

Marcela was born in Panama City, Panama, and was the third child of Aristides Collazos and Maria Teresa Zamora Collazos. She attended the University of Panama before marrying Jaime Javier Mosquera. Jaime and Marcela were married in March 1962 in Panama City, Panama. They became the parents of two children—Jaime Mosquera Jr. and Melissa Mosquera. Jaime, Marcela, their housekeeper, and their children moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1967. For the next several years, the family lived in St. Louis. Jaime, Marcela, and their children then lived in Panama City, Panama, for a brief time in the early 1970s before moving to Florissant, Mo.

Marcela was quite the consummate homemaker and mother. She enjoyed making Panamanian style dinners, attending Jaime Jr.’s baseball games, and taking Melissa to dance classes, piano lessons, academic events, and girl scout events. She was room mother for the third-grade class in which Melissa was a student. Marcela loved to host card games for her friends. She liked boating on the Mississippi River with the family. She enjoyed informally teaching Spanish and inculcated love for the language and Hispanic culture. She believed in enjoying activities while physically possible and instilled this idea.

Jaime and Marcela spent a brief stint in Nuremburg, Germany, in 1986. They returned to the U.S. in early 1987. Afterward, Jaime and Marcela began living apart, and at various times, Marcela lived with her godson and nephew, Yuri Collazos, and her nephew, Juan Alberto Cazorla. Although they divorced in 1997, Jaime and Marcela remained good friends until his death in 2010. She attended the Spanish language mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She believed Jesus Christ is the Savior. She doted on her only grandson, Jared Mosquera, playing ball and read with him at her condominium. She reunited often with Omohundro family members in Clarksville, Mo.

Her parents, her ex-husband, and her nephew, Juan Miguel Cazorla, all died earlier.

She will be missed, and is survived by son, Jaime Mosquera Jr., daughter Melissa Mosquera Kirk, grandson Jared Mosquera, her son-in-law, Whitson John Kirk III, her daughter-in-law, Alice Omohundro Mosquera, her siblings, Eyda Collazos Cazorla, Lia Collazos, and Aristides Collazos, her sister-in-law, Noris Alvarado Collazos, her cousin, Dinorah Carreyó Contreras, other family members, and six nephews.

Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Mo., is in charge of cremation rites.