Susan A. Roper

Birth: July 6th, 1947
Death: December 31st, 2016
Age: 69 years
Residence:Rhodes, Michigan

Our loving wife, mother, and grandma, Susan Ann Roper (69) of Rhodes Michigan passed away on December 31, 2016. She lost a long and courageous battle with cancer at her home with her family by her side. Sue was born at home on July 6, 1947 to Richard and Mildred (Church) Swinson. She graduated from Pinconning High School in 1965 and was part of the marching band.  She worked for JC Penney's in Midland Michigan for 27 years. Traveling, working in her flower gardens, and spending time with lifelong friends were a few of the things that Sue enjoyed.  Most importantly she cherished the time spent with her beloved grandkids. On June 19, 1965 she married the love her life, Oliver Roper. Together they shared 51 years of marriage and raised three children, Brian(Lisa), Renee(Jim) Green and Troy(Stacie) Roper. Eleven grandchildren- Kati, Alisha(Richard), Chelsea(Jeremy), Shelbi(Chad), Amber, Brandon, Erin, Kaylee, Finn, Justina, Hunter, and three great-grandchildren Blake, Ryler, and Brody. Sue is survived by her mother-in-law Dorothy Roper and her brother and sister-in-law's Sharon Christie, Jim, Marge, Robert(Bev), John(LuAnn) Roper, her brothers and sisters Richard(Roberta), Carol, Dave Swinson, Lyle Helm, Gloria (Richard) Ruff, Steve, Jeff (Shelly) Swinson, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents Flossy and Ernie Church, and George and Ella Swinson, brothers and sisters Mike Swinson and Nancy Helm, Father-in-law Walton Roper brothers-in-law Al and Tom Roper, and sister-in-law Sandy Roper.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday January 5, 2017 at 11 am from Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Bauer presiding with burial in Bentley Township Cemetery. Family will be present at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 to 8 pm. On Thursday Mrs. Roper will lie in state at the church from 10 am until time of services.

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