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Vera Ann Greenslate Bilant Langner, 83, a retired teacher of Billings and formerly of Martinsdale, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
She was born at Moore on Jan. 7, 1929, the second child of Evelyn “Penny” Greenslate and Otto W. Greenslate. She was educated at New Liberty Grade School, Hobson High School and Eastern Montana College. she played clarinet in high school and college bands.
Upon graduating from high school, she worked as a secretary at Fort Harrison in Helena until she began college, earning two degrees in elementary education. For two years she taught at Buffalo, Mont.
She married Robert Bilant of Billings in 1950, and they moved to Huntley, where she taught for the next five years. They later divorced. In 1988 she reentered the teaching field in Billings and taught until she retired.
She married Loren Langner of Billings in 1976 and upon retirement in 1991 they moved to Martinsdale. In 2009, they moved back to Billings.
She was a former member of the Golden Belle Chapter of Sweet Adelines, a past member and president of the Jaycees, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the National Association of Retired Teachers, and the Montana State University Billings Alumni.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Rob Bilant of Roundup; a sister, Sharon Hamilton of Missoula; stepchildren, Steven Langner of Kentucky and Mary Hanchett and Beverley Langner, both of Billings; and five stepgrandchildren.
Visitation was Dec. 11 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Graveside services were Dec. 12 at Mountview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Scholarship Fund, 1935 Ave. B, Billings, MT 59102.