Krantz, Esther Darlene, age 74 of Englewood, OH, formerly of Ottumwa, IA passed away December 12, 2018 in New Lebanon, OH. Darlene was born December 26, 1943 in Salem, IA to the late Rupert and Gladys Opal (Rysdam) Hepker. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Betty J. Campbell. She is survived by her sons David A. (Donna) Grant of Englewood, OH and Curtis L. (Deanna) Grant of Mt. Sterling, OH, her grandchildren Amber, Hollyann, Lindsay, Joshua, Angelia, Davey, and Dawson, and her brother John (DeAnna) Hepker of Ottumwa, IA. There will be a visitation on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 6:00-8:00PM at New Life Worship Center, 3350 Benchwood Rd. Dayton, OH 45414. Serving the family in Ohio is Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:00PM at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa, IA with burial at Shaul Cemetery.