CONCORD Gloria Ann Cole, 81, of Concord, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. James Lutheran Church in Concord, officiated by Pastor Tony Bradshaw. The family will receive friends at the church from 3 to 4 p.m., prior to the service. Gloria is survived by son, Steven Cole and wife, Myra, of Concord; granddaughters, Heather Cole of Charlotte, Jennifer Cole of Atlanta, Ga.; and special child, Madison Dean of Concord. She retired from the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and moved to North Carolina to be close to her son and granddaughters. Gloria enjoyed watching British movies on PBS, reading, and eating out with friends. Gloria loved her cats, who kept her company and gave her much pleasure. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cabarrus County.