Barbara J. Outen, 61, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, was born February 2, 1949 in Willits, California, the daughter of Dual G. and Bessie E. (Burgess) Burke. She departed this life at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
On May 25, 1973 she was united in marriage to Henry C. Outen in Los Angeles, California. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2001.
Barbara was also preceded in death by parents; one son Dale Powell; two brothers Jerry Burke and Donald Burke; and one sister Louise Wood.
She is survived by her daughter Nicole (and Thomas) Rodriquez of Dripping Springs, Texas; her granddaughter Alexis Rodriguez of Dripping Springs; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends who she considered family.
Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life gathering was held Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Loose Park in Kansas City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.