Dr. Rebecca Shadowen M.D.
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Dr. Rebecca Shadowen M.D.

Bowling Green - Dr. Rebecca Dawn "Hunt" Shadowen M.D., age 62, died September 11, 2020 at the Medical Center Bowling Green after a four-month illness due to COVID-19.

She was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Bullitt County KY. She attended college at WKU. She went to University of Louisville School of Medicine. She did Internal Medicine training in Kansas City, MO at UNKC and specialized in Infectious Disease in Charleston, SC at UMSC.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents, Edwin Audley Hunt and Audrey June (Barrow) Hunt of Morgantown, KY and her brother Jeffrey Vaughn Hunt.

She moved to Bowling Green, KY in July 1989 where she worked as an Infectious Disease Specialist up until the time of her death. She worked with the Bowling Green-Warren County CORONAVIRUS work group. She enjoyed helping patients with their health problems and working with the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospitals in Bowling Green and the surrounding counties in South Central Kentucky. She enjoyed helping teach medical students and residents of the Medical Center of Bowling Green and helping them with various research projects. She had been an active medical educator for her region, continuing in clinical publications, investigational new drugs, and holds teaching affiliations at three universities. She has been elected to fellowship in the Society of Hospital Epidemiologist of America and the American College of Physicians. In 2011 she was awarded "outstanding woman of achievement in health and science" by the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission.

She was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church where she enjoyed attending. The family appreciates the prayers and support given on her behalf during these past four difficult months.

She is survived by her husband David and her two children Kathryn and Jesse Shadowen.

There will be a walk-through visitation from 4:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel and a private funeral service for family will be 1:00 PM Thursday, September 17 with burial to follow in Bowling Green Gardens. The family request that all attendees wear mask and maintain social distancing to avoid the further spread of COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either HOTEL INC. or the Dr. Rebecca Shadowen Research and Education Fund c/o Medical Center Health Foundation

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Published in Courier-Journal from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
Rebecca saved Peggy's life by diagnosing her with Cdiff when no one else could help. David continued to treat Tim's brain tumor with utmost care and concern. We enjoyed talking "Arizona" with him. Rebecca was always kind and knowledgeable. She will be missed.
Peggy & Tim Zarlingo
September 16, 2020
So very sorry to hear of her passing Dr Becky has taken care of several people in my family all loved her and were given great treatment.
To David and children my heart breaks for you all
Joetta Dempsey
September 16, 2020
Dr Shadowen was an important presence in the Infection Control community. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.
May her memory be for a blessing.
Bob Weinstein
Robert A Weinstein
September 16, 2020
Dr. Shadowen was one of the most amazing people I have ever known. She is the reason I am alive today. Her knowledge and dedication literally saved my life. I have been her patient since 1989 and was a patient of Dr. Daivd's for 20 years. I believe I was her longest living HIV patient. My heart is broken for her family and knowing she died selflessly helping during this Pandemic. She is my Hero forever. How could I or anyone ever thank her or her family enough for her sacrifice.
Jimmie Johnson
September 16, 2020
My prayers and condolences are with you during this time.
Many of our residents were fortunate to be mentored by Dr. Shadowen. They will be better physicians for having had her as a teacher.
Libbey Crowe, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
September 16, 2020
I was so terribly sorry to hear about Becky’s death. We were college and medical school friends. A group of us studied together in college, sometimes until 4 am at Denny’s restaurant, drinking coffee all night.
We spent first 6 months of medical school together (with David) in gross anatomy lab. Many late nights.
She had a wonderful laugh. She was dedicated to whatever project she was working on.
I’m sure she was a wonderful Christian, wife, mother, daughter, physician and community leader,
Rest In Peace ,Becky. You will never be forgotten.
My sincere condolences to her family
Connie Anggelis
September 15, 2020
Becky, as I have always known her! One powerful Clarinet player and Band Student. Tenacious about playing every note, rhythmic pattern, dynamic, to the best of perfection. Played in Clarinet Duets, Trios, Quartets, and Clarinet Quintet for State Music Competition, and met every challenge with a classic performance. She was one of those Band Students I have always remembered through the years. And, I am so very proud of her distinguished career, and not the least bit surprised at her accomplishments. But it is more than all these, it was Becky the person, who she was on the inside that made all the difference. Knew her brother and her parents well, as they were always right there to support Becky, and her educational excellence! Her broad smile has always been one of her distinguishing attributes! Never once did she back down from any challenge, she met it head on, and stayed with it until it became resolved, or she else she wanted to know why it would not resolve! A precious soul who expressed herself well through the Music she played and made. Anyone can play notes. Becky turned the notes into Music and thus her life became a wonderful Symphony of Medicine! Thank you Becky for your journey! Thank you for all the smiles, joy and laughter you brought to and shared with many. His Eternal Peace... your Rams Band Director
Deborah A. Murrell
September 15, 2020
Sending Prayers to the Family, I remember Rebecca (Becky) when I was In high school with her, We were friend and she was a very nice person. I remember her Long Black hair and she live close to me in Brooks Ky. She lived in a Big white farm house... Prayers for the family
Sherrie Jackson Martin
Sherrie Martin
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