HAMPDEN and HASTINGS, Neb. – Cornelia “Connie” Worrell Pedersen, 94, passed away Aug. 13, 2007, at a Brewer rehabilitation center. She was born March 24, 1913, in Defiance, Iowa. Connie lived in Hastings, Neb., most of her life before moving to Hampden to be near her family in 2001. She is survived locally by her son, Craig Pedersen and his wife, Mary Ellen and their children, Christopher and Elizabeth, all of Hampden. A Rosary will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, with a Mass of Christian burial 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hastings, Neb. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, Hampden, and to Brand-Wilson Funeral Home, Hastings, Neb.