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
Richard P. Benedict, age 74, beloved husband of Judy (nee Wojcik) for 51 years. Loving father of Mark (Judy) and Chrissy Benedict. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Andrew and Anthony Benedict. Brother of the late Thomas Benedict...Read More
Eleanore Louise Schneider (nee Gutzman), age 93, beloved wife of the late Clark Donald Schneider. Loving Mother of Donna Beth Anderson and Clark Donald Schneider II (Cheryl). Dear Grandmother of Cassondra Louise Miller (James...Read More
Laurene K. Deucher (nee Borth), age 74, beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Matthew R. (Cindy Chmielewski) and Elizabeth L. (Nick Hafner). Dear cousin of Bruce Koehnlein (Amy). Funeral service to be held on Satu...Read More
Judith D. Holmes, 88, beloved wife of Roger L. Holmes. Dear mother of Cynthia Millen (David) of Berea, Stephen Holmes (Barbara) of Chicago, Illinois and the late Gary Holmes. Loving Graum of Kyle, Maria and Carissa and great ...Read More
Joann E. Nunney (nee Schneider), age 75, beloved wife of Donald. Loving mother of Donald (Maria), Meredith McCarthy, and the late Amy Cianciola. Dear grandmother of Noah, Diego, Lucy, Leo, Shane, and Olivia. Sister of Bob Sch...Read More
Ralph Emerson Marlatt Jr. age 83 Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Nida). Dear father of Brian (Elizabeth), Robert (Yulia) and the late Dennis Marlatt. Loving grandfather of Briana, Dillon and Angelina. Great grandf...Read More
Billie J. Peters, age 93, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Robert H. Loving mother of Lynda (John) LaBianca, Dale, Alan, and Dean. Grandmother of Matt, Kristi, Dan, Brad, Kevin, Jilli...Read More
DONALD R. FITCH SR., age 88, beloved husband of the late Rosemary. Loving father of Susan (Ken) Kitchen, Donald Jr (Bonnie) and David (Chrisy). Beloved grandfather of Stephanie, Christopher, Kayleigh, Randi, Jamie and Shari. ...Read More
Robert "Bob" Vincel, age 76. Dear father of Katy Hammond (Eric) and Matthew Vincel (Melissa). Loving grandfather of Elise, Ryan, Landon, and Emerson. Brother of the late Donald Vincel. Bob was born in Fremont, Ohio, to George...Read More
Dorothy M. Pickersgill, 92, Dear aunt of Debra Zeager (Edward), Laura Quintile (Tony), Donna Staryarsky (Bill), Don Pickersgill and Doug Pickersgill (Denise), Carol Pickersgill, Cathy Martz (Gary), John Pickersgill (Sherry) a...Read More