Kirt Rex Kellett

10/12/1943 ~ 11/17/2019

Kirt Rex Kellett died November 17, 2019 at his home in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, surrounded by his family. Since moving to Oklahoma 4 years ago, Kirt has been storm chasing tornadoes from his living room. We hope he will be remembered for his fun sense of humor and his love for his family. He likes to make people smile.
Born October 12,1943 to Grant Rexford and Lillis Jensen Kellett. He was the first son and third child to a family of eleven children. Kirt served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Alaskan/ Canadian Mission from 1963 to 1964. Married Shirley Paystrup on May 1, 1970.
Kirt raised turkeys and worked at Moroni Processing Plant for more than 40 years. He loved to hunt pheasants and deer. A successful deer hunt was when his shots missed the target. He enjoyed the friendships and the food. He enjoyed golfing with friends and spending time with his family.
Survived by his wife Shirley; children, Todd Kellett (Ginger), Kim Allsup (Blayne), Ryan Kellett, Amanda Montes (Enrique); grandchildren, Taylor (Ashley) Allsup, Chase Allsup, currently serving a mission in the Marshall Islands/Kiribati mission, Aubrey Allsup, Kalab Allsup, Kylee (Chase) Hill, Kuper Kellett, Manderly Kellett, Chloe Montes, Brenon Montes, and Isaac Montes; siblings, Beryl (Frank) Cook, John (Sue) Kellett, Neal (Laraine) Kellett, Nora (Glen) Olson, Bob (Colleen) Kellett, Connie (Kent) Young, Bart Kellett and Tena (Ted) Seely. Preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Lillis, brother Dale, and sister Kay.
Funeral services will be held Saturday November 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center (82 N Center). Viewings, Friday November 22, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services both at the Stake Center. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences at

8 Responses to “Kirt Rex Kellett”

  1. Steve Despain says:

    Kirt will be greatly missed. We attended grade school through high school together. He & I served in the same mission at the same time & we were able to have dinner together once in downtown Vancouver. He was fun to be around & had a super sense of humor. Looking forward to seeing him again.

  2. Ches Blackham says:

    A great friend. I will surely miss him. Many good memories.

  3. jay lamb says:

    Shirley sorry for loss you are high on my list yell if we can help

  4. Gail Ann Cloward says:

    Dearest Shirley and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Kurt’s passing. Saddened for you, but excited for him. Time does heal, and I know your faith will keep you strong. Love you always, Gail

  5. IAN FRAME says:

    To the Kellett family, my deepest condolences are with you all during this tough time.I just want to say thank you Kirt and family for all the great memories I have with you all while growing up, I will always cherish them close to my heart. Love you all, thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Richard Lamb says:

    I grew up with Kirk. He was often with our gang playing ball and going to Boy Scout camp outs. He was always energetic and involved in all the school activities. He loved his turkeys. He often picked on me cuz I was the kid who couldn’t shoot straight or hit the ball…but who cares. We all had fun and that was the important thing. Praying for the family and friends. Kirk will be missed. Take care, y’all!

  7. Shirley and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. If I can help you any way, Please let me know.

  8. Daniel Scott Naylor says:

    I just saw this. Kurt was a good friend & a dang hard worker. The jokester of the crowd!!! I always loved kicking turkeys when he was around because he would spur it on, having coffee with him was jus as good!!
    We will miss you brother save me a seat!!!