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Susan Cooper Eller

August 1, 1939 — August 25, 2022


Susan Cooper Eller
August 1, 1939 – August 25, 2022

Susan Cooper Eller, Age 83, of Asheboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25th at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing.

Susan was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 1, 1939 to Rev. Edward Beekman Cooper and Ingrid Jonassen Cooper.  She spent many of formative years in Charlotte, NC and attended East Mecklenberg High School, graduating in 1957.  Susan attended Duke University and graduated in 1961 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Music.  She was married to Rev. James Eller from 1961 to 1978 and had three children, James Jr., Susan, and David.  Susan was a talented musician who played piano and organ at various churches in South Carolina as well as taught piano lessons over the years.  She also worked as an administrative assistant at Clemson University for over 20 years, retiring in 2003. In 2013, she moved to Asheboro, NC to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Faile and her beloved grandchildren, Cooper and Julia Faile.

Susan is predeceased by her parents, her younger brother, Edward Beekman Cooper Jr.; her brother-in-law, Jesse Powell; and her nephew, Thomas Melton.  She is survived by sisters, Ingrid Powell and Eloise Melton (Jim); sisters-in-law, Margo Cooper and Frances Eller Brown (Larry); cousins, Thora Helen Westervelt (Clint) and Maree French (Ted); children, James Eller Jr, Susan Faile (Jim), and David Eller; grandchildren, Cooper and Julia Faile; and eight nieces and nephews. 

Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 2:00PM.  A memorial service will be held at Sharon Presbyterian Church at a later date.

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