She was born on April 27, 1941, to Joe and Lloyd (Giltz) Collins, who preceded her in death. Suellen attended Ashboro School and married her high school sweetheart Michael Schopmeyer in 1958.
Suellen was a devoted and loving mother to six children Kimberly Phillips, Connie Black, who passed away in December 2008, Lori Harrison, Joyce Schopmeyer and two very special sons who were the light of her life, Brian and Joseph. Suellen was very loved by her grandchildren Whitney (Harrison) Burger, Tyler Harrison, Jacquie Weber, Brigham Phillips, and one great-grandchild Hailee Burger. Suellen had one brother Gary (JoAnne) Collins.
Suellen was an active member of Ashboro United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed playing the piano and organ and volunteering on various committees. She attended the Christian Church of Holiday, Fla., where she resided during the winter. Through the years, Suellen had been very involved in the community.
Since her retirement from Charter Communications in 2005, she had enjoyed leisure time in Florida with their many friends and family, singing in the church choir and the Buena Vista Entertainers choir, and playing the piano.
She enjoyed Volunteering at the Sunshine Nursing Home. She was also involved with the Sojourns Group making stuffed bears for cancer patients. She was the President of the Creative Women's Club. Suellen was blessed with many special friends.
A memorial service and burial is planned for a later date at the United Methodist Church in Center Point.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Happiness Bag, Inc. of Terre Haute, where her sons participated in many activities.