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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Select Biography: Rev. Willis Hugh Germany (1886-1987)

Rev. Willis Hugh Germany was born July 19, 1886 in Brookhaven, Mississippi.  He was admitted on trial to the Gulf Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1907 and was ordained as an Elder in 1912.
Over the years he served in La Porte-Texas City (1907); Noonday-Coffeeville, Ks (1909); Overton (1910); Rockland, Mass. (1912); W. Quincy, Mass. (1914); Houston, Texas (1916); Denver, Colorado (1919); Otis, Colorado (1921); Casper, Wyoming (1923); Thermopolis, Wyoming (1925); Garber, Oklahoma (1929); Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (1932); Eighth Street, OKC (1934); Shawnee, Wesley (1944); Sand Springs (1951); Retired (1953).
After retirement he served five years Associate Pastor at Linwood in Oklahoma City and twelve years at Wesley in Oklahoma City.  In 1970, he retired again and moved to Methodist Manor in Tulsa.
He and his wife Rubye, had four children: Marjorie, Barbara Fiscus, Charles Hugh, and Ann Washburn.  In 1986 he published a book called "Reflections" containing devotionals he had written and previously published.  He was educated at the Boston School of Theology.
In 1986 an article ran in the United Methodist Contact about "Oklahoma's oldest UM Minister" in "Rev. Germany Celebrates 100th Birthday" (August 1,  He died one year later at 101.

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