Kathi Spurrier
Kathi D. Spurrier, 51, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 17, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. 
Kathi was a two-year survivor of stage four kidney cancer. She was a role model to her daughters and to many others she took under her wing. Her daughter’s friends would refer to her as their second Mom. Kathi had a heart of gold and was fiercely loyal to those she loved.
Kathi was born Nov. 11, 1971, in Wabash, to Michael and DeAnn (Meyer) Rogers. She graduated from Southwood High School in 1990 and she later graduated from Ball State University with an engineering degree. She married Mark Spurrier on Aug. 15, 1998, and had two beautiful daughters together.
Kathi had a story book career as a female engineer in Indy car racing and Aerospace. She blazed the trail for other females that would follow in her footsteps. In 1996 and 1997, Kathi was a racing engineer for Target/Chip Ganassi Racing where she won two championship rings. She left the team two weeks before the Indy 500 to go to Players Forsythe Racing, which cost her an Indy 500 ring. Kathi won another championship ring in 2003 while at Players Forsythe Racing. Kathi eventually went part-time and left racing in 2007 to focus on her daughters and follow her husband to San Antonio, Texas, for work. Not being one to rest on her laurels, Kathi had multiple job offers and went back to work for 12 more years in Aerospace at Albany Engineered Composites as a tooling engineer before she was diagnosed with cancer.
Kathi loved life and her family dearly. Her husband and daughters were the light of her life. She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, colleague, and friend. She touched the lives of so many people. She will truly be missed and will never, ever, be forgotten.
Kathi is survived and missed by her loving husband, Mark Spurrier, of 24 years; their two daughters, Marissa and Marlena; her parents, Michael and DeAnn Rogers; her two brothers, Rick Rogers (Shelby) and Ron Rogers (Holly); and sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed we are to our friends, family, and neighbors who were there for us with food, prayers, and support during this difficult time. There were many trips to MD Anderson in Houston and stays in hotels and hospitals that were difficult. You stepped up big when we needed you most during the holidays and it is very much appreciated. As Kathi best put it, “We love you to the moon and back.”
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the family established college savings plans for Kathi’s daughters at UGift - College Savings Plan at The following codes will be required: Marissa D Spurrier: P7Z-L7F Marlena K Spurrier: S4N-77P.
Visitation was Jan. 20 at Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home in Boerne, Texas. Services were  Saturday, Jan. 21. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Kathi’s life, please visit
Arrangements with Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.
Posted on 2023 Feb 07