Owsley, Annetta 'Bunny' Badami

Posted: Fri 2:06 PM, Jul 26, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel
Annetta “Bunny” Badami Owsley, 68, passed away peacefully July 20, 2013, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following a long battle with leukemia.

She was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Louisville to the late Santo Joseph (Bob) and Evelyn Badami. Bunny attended Western Kentucky University, where she met and married her husband, Michael. She was a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Jaycettes, a member of the Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club, former president of the Southern Kentucky Bar Auxiliary, a member of the Kentucky State Lawyer’s Auxiliary, judge chairman for the Kentucky Junior Miss Program, was active with the Capital Arts Commission, a member of the Warren County Advisory Board of Citizens First Bank, a member of the Bowling Green Board of Ethics Committee, a current member of the Broadway United Methodist Church and an all-around awesome mom and Grand-Bunny!

Bunny is survived by her husband, Michael; four daughters, Lisa Freeman (Philip) and Lana Priest (Park) of Bowling Green, Lorie Averitt (Jeff) of Lexington and Michele Owsley of Nashville; a brother, Don Badami (Mary) of Louisville; a sister, Debbie Biggers (Mark) of Glasgow; eight grandchildren, Hayden, Austin, Hampton and Savannah Freeman, Ashbrook and Sutton Averitt and Brady and Sloane Priest; four nieces and nephews, Jason Badami (Dalea), Marie Taylor (Dan), Ashton Biggers (Melanie) and Hayley Biggers; and six great-nieces and great-nephews, Drew, Jaelynn, Drea and Dominic Badami and Cooper and Mia Taylor.

Visitation will be held at J.C. Kirby Funeral Home, Lover’s Lane Chapel, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The funeral will be held at Broadway United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a burial at Fairview Cemetery.

The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the team of doctors and medical professionals at MD Anderson Cancer Center that aided Bunny in her courageous battle with cancer.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions in her memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or alternatively online at is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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