Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mark Kenton Dunstan II, 20, of Eldon, Mo., passed away Friday evening Jan. 7, 2011, in Mountain View, Mo., from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident where he had fallen asleep and died dreaming of the people and things he loved.

On March 21, 1990, he was born in Osage Beach, Mo., to Mark Kenton Dunstan I and Melissa Renee (Cooper) Scritchfield.

Survivors include: his parents, Mark Dunstan I and wife, Tracy, of Eldon, Mo., and Melissa Scritchfield and husband, John, of Nixa, Mo.; his sisters, Wendi Lynn Dunstan, of Eldon, Mo., Ciara Nicole Wood, of Manhatten, Kan., Hannah Joelle Lofton, of Nixa, Mo., Chloe BreAnne Lofton, of Nixa, Mo., Jennifer Renee' Scritchfield, of Nixa, Mo., and Kirsten Michelle Scritchfield, of Nixa, Mo.; his grandparents, Ken and Patty Dunstan, of Versailles, Mo., Jan Dunstan, of Sedalia, Mo., Linda May, of Eldon, Mo., Ray McGhay Jr., of Latham, Mo., Darrell and Karen Cooper, of Eldon, Mo., Dotty and Derrill Wood, of Olathe, Kan., and Jim and Sharon Scritchfield, of Cassville, Mo.; his great-grandparents, Margret and Orville Alexander, of Eldon, Mo.; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Mark graduated third in his class at Eldon High School in 2008, where he played the trombone in the High School Band and the Jazz Band. During high school, he was also a four-time recipient of the Kiwanis top 10% award, always made the A honor roll, was a member of track, cross country, Who's Who Among High School Students, S.A.D.D., National Society of High School Scholars, the Lake Area Community Orchestra, Missouri Lions Band, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Academic Bowl, and he was his Senior Class Vice President. He was a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church. During high school, he worked at the Cree Mee. He attended Missouri S&T in Rolla, where he was in his third year. He was majoring in computer engineering and played in the University Orchestra. He was currently employed at Quiznos in Rolla, Mo.

He loved playing World of War Craft video game and enjoyed his online friends. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and moped. He also enjoyed shooting at the gun range and running. Mark was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and dearly loved the company of his many friends and family.

A memorial visitation was held today (Wednesday) Jan. 12, 2011, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Eldon High School commons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mark Kenton Dunstan II "Markie Mark" Educational Scholar-ship Fund in care of the Citizen's Bank of Eldon, Mo.

Arrangements are under the directions of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo.

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