Kristen Lydia Proctor Edmonston


Kristen Lydia Proctor Edmonston was called home to her Lord and Savior, Sunday, February 9, 2020, to retake her rightful place among the stars. 

The story of the first child of Gerald and Anita Edwards Proctor, began January 3, 1967, a cold Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Kristen’s family soon included new little brother, Kevin John. And the family removed to Fredonia, Kansas, where her father entered the trucking business and her mother launched a forty-year career as a professional educator. 

Kristen’s father died, suddenly and unexpectedly. 

Her mother’s subsequent remarriage brought the family to Tulsa, where Kristen graduated from Monte Cassino school. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas; then, a nursing degree from Washburn University. 

Kristen’s education was completed at the University of Southern Indiana, where she earned an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree. 

She was employed in the Topeka medical community all her working life. Much of her practice was with patients with critical needs, building relationships with physicians, peers and families. 

Kristen was proceeded in death by her mother and father and immediate family members Frank Sewell (wife, Jane) of Topeka; and Susan Weidling of Prairie Village.

Family survivors include father, Ken Bagby of Fredonia; brother Kevin John Proctor (wife, Jodi; daughter, Montana) of Wagoner, OK; brother Kevin Ray Bagby, Tulsa; and Randy Bagby, Fredonia; also, sisters-in-law Jane Sewell and Nancy (Bob) Jones of Topeka. Extended family includes an awesome network of cousins, nieces, nephews scattered across Kansas, Missouriand the Midwest.

Kristen is married to her husband of sixteen years, Jim, of Topeka. He survives, along with the children Kristen loved so dearly: BJ (wife, Cristin; daughter, Aubrey Jane) of Manhattan, KS and Megan (daughters, Jasmyn and Jayla) of Topeka.

Jim remains at the family home with two smelly cats Eleanor (“Smalls”) and Rudy. 

Memorial services are Friday, February 21 at 11:00am at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth, Topeka, KS 66612.Contributions to the mid-America chapter of the ALS Association would be welcomed.

The Heavens shine just a little brighter, this night.    

23 “Kristen Lydia Proctor Edmonston

  1. Jim, I recall seeing you and your wife, meeting Kristen for the first time, at Frank’s last get together at Potwin Church. I saw Jane’s post on Facebook and had to think for a minute to figure out what she was saying. I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. God bless you and your family at this very difficult time, my prayers are with you.

  2. Topeka today..Friday Feb 21 at 2100 ..Talking to Vicki and mentioned seeing/visiting with you at 2100 last year…She told me about your wife dying. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet her..she had to have been a very special person as you are…hugs..MaryEllen

  3. Jim, in your sorrow and loss,May God’s presence bring you comfort and peace. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deut. 31:8. Love ya, Tom Taylor

  4. Jim Ed,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Kristen’s loss. She was a kind soul and I know you adored her. Hugs and prayers of comfort & healing for you, my friend.

  5. Jim and family, Darrell and I are so saddened by your loss of Kristen. We are keeping you in our prayers and asking God to give you strength to get through this difficult time. Kristen will always be a part of you, in your hearts and memories. May your faces smile with the memories and may she rest in eternal peace.
    Darrell and Linda Spencer

  6. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. That star’s light continues to shine through your caring family, even though Kristen will be sorely missed.

  7. Jim Ed and family

    Please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for the loss of Kristen. Thinking of you.


  8. Kristen our dear dear friend from childhood , youth and adolescence. We will miss her! She was always so funny , curious and intelligent, as well as a bit rebellious, which we loved. We shared so much as we grew up together. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jim and children, Mr. Bagby, Kevin John and Kevin Ray, and family. Our thoughts are with you.

  9. When someone you love becomes a memory…that memory becomes a treasure. Kristen was truly a treasure to us all…she brought so much love, light, joy and laughter to our lives…always the laughter…and we will keep her in our hearts forever.

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of Kristen. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    Linda Gallaway
    Grace Episcopal Cathedral

  11. Jim,
    Kenny and I are so saddened for your loss. We can only begin to understand the heartbreak of such profound grief. Prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time. We love you.
    Kenny and Kozette ❤

  12. To Jim: I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending you so many positive thoughts to help you process and heal from this.
    To Kristen: I imagine you have found your way to some white sanded beach on the clouds over looking the sea, reading a great sci-fi novel. This is where I will picture your forever.
    I will miss you friend.

  13. So very sorry for loss of Kristen.
    Please know Kristen and Jim and her entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May she rest in eternal peace…..Amen.

  14. Jim and family, I cannot express my deepest sadness and sympathies for your loss. Kristen made this world much more interesting with her uniqueness, intelligence, love of books and desire to help others. I will remember the times of our laughter and successes. Heaven has gained one of the kindest of angels.

  15. May God and his internal peace be with you Jim and your family. Knowing Kristen is with God and as you said she is fly fishing With your your dad in a mountain brook.With all love and respect Jim.
    Dennis G

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