Michael A. Dunlap 1966 - 2010 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Michael A. Dunlap, 44, passed away very unexpectedly August 2, 2010, at his residence in Lawrence, Kansas.
Mike was born in Smithville, Mo., to the late John A. Dunlap and Darlene (McFee) Dunlap on March 9, 1966.
Michael taught journalism at Blue Valley West High School, served as Mass Communication Department chairman, and was program facilitator for journalism for the Blue Valley Unified School District. His previous teaching experience includes Lawrence, Leavenworth and Shawnee Mission North High Schools. At each school, his students excelled at state and national journalism and yearbook competitions.
Michael was a 1984 graduate of Stewartsville C-2 High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 1989. In addition to his classroom work at Blue Valley West he also served as a yearbook consultant, instructed seminars for high school yearbook workshops, and has been on the faculty of summer journalism workshops at Ball State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri.
Mike was preceded in death by his father John A. Dunlap, grandparents Alfred and Anola Dunlap, Carl and Doris McFee and Jerry and Louese Vyrostek.
Those left to mourn his sudden departure due to an aneurysm are: his mother Darlene Dunlap, his partner, Jeff Morrison, Brother Patrick (Anita), Sister Pamela Johnson (Darin), half-brothers Kenneth (Wylene), John C., Aunt Patty Kier, Uncles Donald Dunlap and Dan Bridgeman, nephews Dakota Dunlap, Avery Johnson, Cole Dunlap (Erin), Matt Dunlap (Stephanie), nieces: Emily Dunlap, Kendra Consiglio (Chris), Missy Blanton (Greg), plus several cousins, friends, students and co-workers.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Bram-Turner Funeral Home, Stewartsville with burial in Winston Cemetery. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions: Journalism Educators of Metro Kansas City.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.