Edna Carol Marran

September 17, 2022

CHARLOTTE – With great sadness we share the passing of Edna Carol Conner Logue Marran, 87, on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in Charlotte, NC.  Carol was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Jesse Roy Conner and Edna Catherine (Haegele) Conner.

Carol attended Crafton High School and Baldwin Wallace College.  She was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, and in high school and college enjoyed cheerleading, choirs, interfraternity sings and acting.  In her early career, Carol worked as an administrative assistant, and through tremendous work and effort rose to be the head of Corporate Compensation for Continental Insurance.  She was a professional career woman of tremendous intellect, great humor, and an irrepressible personality. 

Carol was best known by those closest to her as an amazing mom, friend, and cook.  To know Carol was to love Carol.  She was epically hilarious, loved fully, said what was on her mind, and gave great advice, whether it was regarding career, health, or relationships.  Carol was known for her hospitality: family, friends and guests enjoyed her exquisite cuisine in the warmth of her lovely home.  She enjoyed the Jersey Shore, Vermont, traveling the world, and her Pittsburgh sports teams, notably the Pirates and the Steelers. 

In an age where there were few female career icons, Carol was an extraordinarily strong and independent woman who forged her own path, yet never lost sight that the most important gift of all was to be an amazing wife and mom who focused first on family, and who embraced so many who had the privilege to call her friend.  In Carol’s own words, her greatest achievement in life was ensuring that her three children were best friends; and indeed, they are.  Mom, we will love you and miss you always and forever!

Carol is survived by three adoring children, from her first marriage to Edward William Logue, Jr. (deceased), Edward William Logue III, Jesse Roy Logue and his wife, Ann and Mary Effin Logue and her partner, Terry Harris; her three grandchildren, Rachel Logue Rasmussen and her husband, Andy, David Logue, and Aaron Logue and his wife, Brittany.  Also surviving are her brother, Jesse Roy Conner of Knoxville, TN; her two stepchildren with her second husband and the love of her life, Jake (James Emery) Marran (deceased); Jamie Marran and Jennie Marran Allen and her husband, Brian Allen and their children Lilah, Sawyer, and Finn Allen.  Carol was predeceased by her beloved daughter-in-law, Ingrid Multhopp (married to Eddie Logue). 

The family wishes to thank Brookdale Carriage Club Providence for their exceptional care for Mom in her last few years of life.  Also, the family extends their deepest gratitude to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region for caring for Mom and her kids as we all took these last steps together. 

A private celebration of life will be held at the Jersey Shore, where Carol considered home.

Memorials may be offered in memory of Carol to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, PO Box 47048, Charlotte, NC  28247 or https://www.hpccr.org/giving.

Please click on the link here to view a video tribute to Carol:  http://videos.lifetributes.com/1231460

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  • Robin Goldman

    Carol, you will always be missed. You were so incredibly special. Your hysterical sense of humor and your love that was like a favorite blanket, just covering me entirely was like nothing else. I know you are in a better place, that's what I tell myself because I miss you so much. Thank you for everything you have done for me and always being my cheerleader!!! Cheers Carol, you have left behind a legacy. I love you!!

  • Justine & Andy Repak

    Such a beautifully written tribute to our dear friend Carol. She was a wonderful friend and a gifted colleague. We had many fun times with Carol and Jake. Their love for each other was amazing to see and I know they are together laughing and sipping a glass of wine. Carol, you will be missed immensely until we meet again.

  • Lucille Soper

    What a beautiful and perfect tribute to an amazing woman. I worked for Carol at Continental Insurance in the early 90’s, and am grateful that our working together led to friendship. I always admired Carol’s zest for living life to the fullest and her deep devotion to her family. I have wonderful memories of a strong, loving, and very fun friend. My condolences to all of her family.

  • Jesse Conner

    To Everyone:
    What a great tribute to my sister Carol! The obituary was perfect, and the video was wonderful. So many photos that I had never seen before, and that show her life as no words can ever do. She was a great mother to her kids, sister to me, wife to Jake and friend to many; a special human being And, as one of my favorite songs - Sinatra's "My Way" - goes, she did it her way.

    I miss her.

    Jesse Roy