Carol Ann VanBecelaere was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and
friend. She left this world and her loving family suddenly on June 8, 2022 in Tulsa Oklahoma. She was
born June 24, 1935 in Pittsburg Kansas to Wilton and Viola Pipkin.
She was joined in marriage to George A. VanBecelaere on February 15, 1958 at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic church in Pittsburg who survives her at their home in Tulsa.
Survivors include three sons; Karl VanBecelaere and wife Linda of Auburn Indiana, G. Kevin
VanBecelaere and wife Deanna of Tulsa and Eric VanBecelaere of Topeka KS., Carol and George’s seven
grandchildren Adam VanBecelaere and wife Jessica of Rogers AR, Kristopher VanBecelaere of Tulsa,
Alexandra (Lexie) and husband Blake of Savannah GA, Lindsay Anthony and husband Brent of
McKinney TX, Kirsten (Kirstie) VanBecelaere of Oklahoma City OK, Brandon VanBecelaere of Topeka
and Alex VanBecelaere of Topeka. Carol is also survived by five great grandchildren Elliot (Eli) and
Audrey (Adam and Jessica), Madeleine (Maddie) and Harlan (Lexie and Blake) and Parker (Lindsay and
In addition to her parents she now rejoins an older sister Betty Pipkin and her close aunt Vera Pipkin
who preceded her in passing. She is survived by her brother Francis Pipkin and wife Sharon of Pittsburg
and her sister Marilyn Bradley and husband Floyd of Topeka KS.
Carol’s passion was the love of her life and best friend for 64 years her husband George and the legacy
of love she had for the family the two of them born, raised and saw grow together. She loved working
with her flowers and plants and could always be counted on to find the best bargain when on a
shopping spree especially when she found items that benefited her favorite charity The Ronald
McDonald House at St. Francis Hospital Tulsa. Her spirit and love will with be with us in our hearts and
Services will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg at 10:00 AM Thursday June
16 th beginning with Holy Rosary followed by a Mass concluding with graveside services at Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements were coordinated with Fitzgerald Funeral Service, Tulsa and Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762.