Ellen Schlezinger Schottenstein, 96, of Columbus peacefully passed on Sept. 1, 2022. 

Ellen was born on July 20, 1926, to Louis and Lucille Schlezinger. She was married to Leonard Schottenstein. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents and brothers, Clifford Schlezinger and Marvin Schlezinger. Ellen is survived and will be deeply missed by her childrenm Howard (Linda) Schottenstein, Debbie (Barry) Adelman, Richard (Wendy) Schottenstein, Susan (Bradley) Blair and Karin (Marc) Swissman; 16 grandchildren (11 spouses), 24 great-grandchildren and a large extended family, including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and friends, all of whom she adored. 

After graduating Bexley High School Class 1944, she attended The Ohio State University where she majored in art until Leonard’s sweet proposal. Although a gifted artist, her favorite and chosen career was raising her family with Leonard. Ellen was an active volunteer with Congregation Tifereth Israel Sisterhood and attending services, Hadassah, and PTA. She always made time to play mahjong with her friends. 

Ellen never refused a glass of red wine and anything chocolate. Always with a positive outlook, Ellen faced and conquered many health challenges in her life, including breast cancer. Special thank you to the dedicated caregivers, nurses, and staff at The Cottage and Zusman Hospice. 

Funeral services were held Sept. 4 2022, at Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad Street in Columbus. Interment was at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Memorial donations preferred to Congregation Tifereth Israel (tiferethisrael.org), Wexner Heritage Village Cottage or Zusman Hospice (whv.org), or charity of choice. 

Online guest book at epsteinmemorial.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Epstein Memorial Chapel.