- Ada, Oklahoma

December 30, 2013



ALLEN — Graveside services for Coralee (German) Green, 91, of Allen, formerly of Oklahoma City are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Highland Cemetery in Durant, with the Rev. Shaun Spencer officiating.

Mrs. Green died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at her home in Allen. She was born Aug. 10, 1922,  in Hugo to Peter Earl and Elva Pearl (Neighbors) German.

She was a graduate of Hugo High School, attended East Central University for two and one-half years and held a degree in communications from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, a master’s in education from Central State University, Edmond, and certificates from Wycliffe Translator’s Institutes, Norman, Instituto Norte Americano/ Mexicano, Mexico City, and the Association of Christian Schools International.

She married Lewis Elward Green in May 1943 and assisted him in ministries in the Church of the Nazarene in Kansas and Oklahoma, Guatemala and Belize, Central America.  In Guatemala, she and her family pioneered a missionary work among the K’ek’chi Indians.

She taught school in Bethany, Okla., Kansas City, Kan., Hugo, Okla., Del City, Okla.; Belize City, Calif., and served as assistant to the headmaster at Grace Christian Academy, Oklahoma City, until she retired in 1987.  She was active in the Association of Christian Schools International and served in many capacities in the Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by her, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Janice and Bill Dillender, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cindi and Mike Sanders, Caitlin and Jessie, Allen; Cathlena Spencer Wilmington, North Carolina; Leah Martin, Oklahoma City;  Shaun and Danielle Spencer Eva, Lily and Claire, Madison, Wis.; Kevin and Jolinda Sanders, Jordan and Hunter, Oklahoma City; Jason  and Jenny Sanders,  Plano, Texas;   nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lewis Elward Green, her parents, Peter and Pearl German, twin brothers, Elba and Earl German and an infant daughter, Kathleen LeWeise.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2448 E. 81st Street, Ste. 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada