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.
During this time of uncertainty, we at Jenkins Funeral Chapel are working to include the community in the ceremony while maintaining safe practices. Follow the link below for details regarding our policies on Covid-19.
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
Charles "Pete" Thompson Jr. passed away on October 18 th , 2020. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Noreen (Volchko), former spouse Linda (Human), sons Trey (Maribeth), Withe, Nathan (Sarah), Ben (Brad), grandchildren Je...Read More
Esther Chovan, age 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Beloved wife to John Chovan for 60 years. Dear mother of Laura Griffin (John), John D. Chovan, and Cheryl Planovsky (Mark, deceased). Cheris...Read More
Ralph J. Raymont, 89, of Avon (formerly of South Euclid), passed away on October 13, 2020. Beloved husband of 66 years to Ethel Louise (nee Grosser). Father of Jim, Tom, (Steve Schreiber) and John (Sue). Grandfather of ...Read More
Robert F. Sanborn, age 85, beloved husband of the late Velta (nee Robin), for 60 years. Dear father of William, Bruce & Steven Sanborn (Michelle) and Lisa Burkhardt (Troy). Loving grandfather of Michael, Robert, Spencer, ...Read More
Janet Phyllis Busser (nee Bathory), age 91, passed away on October 13th. Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband Bob, of 60 years. Also survived by her sons Bob Busser (DyAnn St. Clair) of West Bloomfield, MI, Ron B...Read More
Diane C. Vincel (nee Howells) Age 80, Beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Shawn (Melissa) and Dawn Havrilla (Jeromy). Loving grandmother of Hailey, Jacob, Erin, Josh, Abbey, Sarah and Maddie. Sister of David...Read More
Jean Eberlein Nicholls (nee Lamp) of Westlake, age 89, was born July 13, 1931, and died on October 7, 2020, after a brief illness. Jean was the beloved wife of Robert Nicholls for 38 years. With the late Otto Peter Eberlein (...Read More
Michael Dzedzina, age 87, left us on Sunday, September 27, 2020. He died of heart failure. He was born on November 1, 1932 and was the dear son of the late George & Anna Dzedzina.He was a special brother to the late Alber...Read More
Miriam Bernice Routa, 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25, at Westlake Village Skilled Nursing. She was born September 20, 1922, to Arthur and Flora (nee Putnam) Jones. Miriam lived in Rocky River w...Read More
Lillian Fenner, beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Lori (William) Schuller and Dane Fenner. Fond grandmother of Brad (Gabrielle) Schuller and Scott (Candice) Schuller. Private Family Services. Memorial contributi...Read More