Jenkins Funeral Chapel & Crematory
The Jenkins Funeral Chapel has been an active participant in the West Shore communities for over 75 years. Serving surrounding cities Westlake, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Township and many others. Our location on Dover Center Road, originally built in 1875, was one of the area's first schoolhouses. It was first remodeled into a funeral home in 1915 to serve your grandparents' families. We operated one of the first local ambulance services -- long before emergency services were available in many localities. Unlike other funeral homes that are part of big, multinational organizations, Jenkins Funeral Chapel is fourth generation family owned and operated. Jenkins is more than just a business member of the community, we live here, our children go to school here and we share your concerns and interests in the day to day events that shape our community.
The smoothest path is one tailored to meet your individual needs, where your tastes and preferences influence each aspect of the journey, and where each nuance reflects the things you hold dear to your desires and personality. In a sense, your life is one long journey, and it is our desire to assist you in making those memories personal and reflect the journey you and your family have been on.
Today, as Westlake's first and most recognized family-owned and operated funeral home and crematory, we pledge to continue to provide the same caring, personal attention to your families' individual needs, as we always have. We offer integrity, quality, teamwork, honesty, good freindships, trust, Christian living, plain talk, dignity respect, and perhaps most importantly, local experience. Ask us how we can save the family of every Veteran over $5000.00 when selecting a National Cemetery rather than a privately owned cemetery. Jenkins Funeral Chapel, along with Keith A. Jenkins, Andrew J. Jenkins and Jim Gilmore will continue to be here when you need us.
Historically funerals were held in the decedents home or where close family members lived. As decades passed and families grew, funerals were moved out of the family home and into a local funeral home. Our funeral home provides all the conveniences of home without being overly pretentious. The decor allows for comfort and function of any type of service your family would desire, whether that be an intimate gathering, a service held outdoors, or services for even the largest of families
Dorothy E. Bowman, 95 beloved wife of the late Walter F. Bowman, Jr. Dear mother of Robert J. Bowman (Judy), Roy W. Bowman, Charles B. Bowman and the late Walter F. Bowman III. Fond grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of ...Read More
Norma Buescher (nee Sedlon ) age 100. Beloved wife of the late Robert S. Dear mother of Robert R. (Roz) and Philip S. (Jerry) and the late Vincent R. and Linda Buescher. Loving Grandmother and Great grandmother. N...Read More
Kent D. Owen age 65 of Westlake, passed away November 30th. He was born May 19, 1954 in Lakewood Hospital to Tim B. and Lila Owen. He graduated from Avon Lake High School in 1972 and attended The Ohio State Univer...Read More
Judith (Judy) Ann Groeneweg aged 82, passed away Friday November 29th in Westlake Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born and grew up in Reedsburg Wisconsin. She married John, her beloved husban...Read More
Maureen DeLeo, age 79 of Dublin Ohio passed away Friday November 22nd in Westlake Ohio. Maureen was born in Erie, Pennsylvania August 28 1940. As a young child, her family moved to Warren, Ohio. Maureen attended St. Mary...Read More
Patricia A. Mosgo, age 83, beloved wife of the late John for 48 years. Dear mother of Corinne Hartwell (Peter), John A Mosgo, Jr. (dec.), Matthew A Mosgo (Betsy), and Mark J Mosgo (Cheryl). Loving grandmother of 1...Read More
Nellie Lee Harper (nee Raffeis) age 94, Beloved wife of the late Earl Harper Jr. Dear mother of Paul (Lynne L’Esperance) and Donald Harper (Sharon), Loving grandmother of Chris, Sara, Jillian, Rya...Read More
Yolanda Joniak (nee Salay) age 99, Beloved mother of Marilyn Rolko (Jack) and the late Joseph Anthony (Patricia- deceased) . Loving grandmother of Debbie McCallister (George), Karen Stanley, Scott Rolko (Ceci) and the l...Read More
John T. Sutter age 72, of Bay Village. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 17, 2019. Beloved husband of 42 years to Annette M. Sutter (nee Madda). Devoted son of the late Rose Smicklas. Loving father o...Read More
Raymond Stanislaus Ogrinc age 91, August 4, 1928 -November 10,2019. Beloved husband of Carole Ann (Nee Happensack) for 60 years. Dear father of Vivien Dreher (Neil), Kathleen Eyerman (John), Susan Niehaus (Thomas), Vict...Read More