I don't think it's that unusual to have the groom's sister in the bridal party, even if the sister and the bride aren't particularly close.
I agree. Louise might have asked Susan to be a bridesmaid because some people believe that they have to include relatives in the bridal party.
Unfortunately, I agree with the posters who are concerned that Dave and Louise won't not tell the truth about why they disinvited Susan. They may leave out some facts to make themselves look good at Susan's expense. If Susan wants her family to know the truth, she is going to have to be the one to tell them what happened.
But if Susan does tell her family, she needs to be prepared for the fact that they might contact Dave and Louise. Dave and Louise might try to "save face" by claiming that this "all a big misunderstanding" and that Susan is welcome to participate in the wedding.
If they apologized and offered to let Susan in the wedding party, would she still be interested?