Katherine's Story

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Kathy Spier passed away peacefully April 8, 2018, with her family by her side. A great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was born July 3, 1949, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, daughter of the late Mark and Lela McCarron. Married for over 30 years, she and Jim shared a life that dreams were made of. Early years of marriage found them traveling for Jim's work until Kathy put down roots in Kokomo as a small business owner.
All who loved her dearly will never forget her laughter, undying love, unyielding kindness and her professional karaoke skills (White Lightning). She had a sense of humor that was simply contagious. Kathy was world-renowned for her ability to out fish the rest of her family and a year never went by without someone getting a crocheted blanket, tablecloth, or dishcloth. There is no doubt she holds the world's record for the most number of purses owned.
She leaves behind her family that she was very proud of. She will be sorely missed and survived by her husband, Jim; two daughters, Tina (Daniel) Roberts and Sarah Waters; one sister, Marsha (Ronnie) Storie; one brother, Bob (Judy) Koch. There are also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a lot of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, also by her son, Michael "Mickey" Bone. The latter of which came to carry her on to her new address.
Her husband Jim said, "Thirty years with her seemed like just thirty minutes. Just not enough time."
A celebration of life will be 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Pastor David Osborne will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the Kidney Foundation, with envelopes available at the mortuary. You may read Katherine's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on April 15, 2018
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