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
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
Clayton W. Hauck, age 59, beloved husband of Cindy (nee Hubbard). Loving father of Melissa Reuter (Jon), Christina Hauck and Michael Hauck. Grandfather of Beckham, James and Abby. Dear brother of Doug Hauck (Beth Ann) and unc...Read More
Muriel N. Tursivio, age 26, Loving mother of Kalen. Beloved daughter of Susan Tursivio (Nee Kokinda) and Michael Tursivio (Donna). Dear sister of Anthony, Kevin, Matthew, Michael, Brittany and the late Heather. Aunt of Desire...Read More
Leigh was born in Superior, Wisconsin. Heat and humidity were not her friends. She loved the cold and frequently ice skated on the ponds on the west side of Minneapolis, Minnesota . She was an excellent pianist, having won mu...Read More
Virginia C. Becker of Rocky River, Ohio, passed away peacefully on October 28th, 2 days after her 80th birthday.Daughter of the late Rhea and Clare Becker. Sister of the late Beryl Becker. She is survived by sister Carol...Read More
Mark S. Burmeister, age 65, long time companion of Karen Husak. Dear brother of Mary Kauker (David), Alan Burmeister (Kathy), and Eunice Snyder (David). Loving uncle of Nicole (Jonathan) and Christopher and great uncle of Nic...Read More
David Kessler, 83, beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Kessler (nee Balzersen). Dear father of David Kessler Jr. (Anne Marie) and Ann Kessler (Hal Yaggie). Fond grandfather of Emily Yaggie and Benjamin Yaggie. Brother of Pat...Read More
Richard F. Horansky, age 93, beloved husband for 70 years to Carole (nee Becka). Dear father of Sandra Warner (Joe), Richard (Maria), Mark (Gail), and Ted (Maura). Loving grandfather of Andrew (Kristin), Nicole, Zachary (Tina...Read More
Paul G. Wolfe age 87, Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Pavlin) of 64 years. Dear father of Dianne Dugan (Edward), Philip Wolfe (Anita), Jillian Palumbo, Janet Kantor (Kevin), Barbara Bridgman (Bill), Sandra Wisbar (Bert), Eri...Read More