John Kelly Schofield

John Kelly Schofield, the youngest child of David Albert and Jennie Macel (Jack) Schofield, was born April 13, 1943, on a ranch near Manassa, Colo. Kelly lived in Peru and Uruguay for two and a half years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died on Jan. 30, 2024, at his home in North Richland Hills, Texas. 

Kelly married Lynette Martin of Sanford, Colo., at the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple on Dec. 16, 1966. Together they raised four children, Sheralyn (Dwight) Belyeu of Alexander City, Ala., Maura (Shane) Prince of Cincinnati, Ohio, Theo (Kirudys) Schofield of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jocelyn (Dean) Allen of Justin, Texas.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, by his five half-siblings, Albert Marven Schofield, Basil Banks Schofield, Bessie Irene Schofield, Mary Georgia Schofield Fettes, and Marjorie Ozemba Schofield Culler, and by his two full-siblings, David Theodore Schofield and Nellie Jacqueline Schofield Otteson.

He is survived by his wife, their four children, 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Hurst Stake Center, 4401 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX 76180, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with the funeral following at 11 a.m. The graveside service and burial will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at 11 a.m. in Colorado at the Sanford, Colo., cemetery.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of arrangements in Colorado. To leave online condolences, words of comfort or tributes for John’s family, please visit