NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Karen Weisser Layton, 72, died May 29.

She was born March 18, 1947, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, daughter of the late William Charles Weisser and Norma Evelyn McDonald.

Karen graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Shortly afterward, she and Joe moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and raised two sons.

She lived there until retirement in 2006, when they relocated to North Myrtle Beach.

She worked as a merchandiser with American Greetings and loved working with her flowers and traveling around the world.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joseph Layton; sons Todd (Leigh) Layton of Atlanta, Georgia, and Bill (Elizabeth) Layton of St. Louis, Missouri; brother John (Barbara) Weisser of Marquette, Michigan; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held June 1 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

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