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
Beverly Jean Engholm, age 77, died February 23, 2021, after a long hard fought battle of 40 plus years with Leukemia at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio. Bev was born in Lakewood, Ohio, on August 11, 1...Read More
EVELYN M. BADT (nee Albers), 94, peacefully went to be with her Lord and reunite with her beloved husband of 61 years, Edward. Dearest mother of Susan Hurley (Lee) and Nancy Craig (Robert). Cherished grandmother o...Read More
Nanette "Nan" Maydene Kubera (Janz), 69, passed away February 19, 2021. Born February 23, 1951, Nan grew up in Westlake and was a graduate of Westlake HIgh School in 1969. Nan was exceptionally gifted and thoughtful, always t...Read More
Ryan D. Stallings age 33, went to be with our lord, January 21, 2021 in CollegeStation, Texas. Loving and devoted father of Hazelle and Aidan Stallings (Nancy Wirth -Mother); beloved son of Greg (Sherry) Stallings and Susan B...Read More
Jim Wallace, 78, beloved husband of Rita (nee Southern). Father of Bonnie Wallace and grandfather of Timothy Caleb Smith. Brother of Shirley Kay Hughes of Richmond, Ohio. Jim was retired Vice-president of Key Bank. He enjoyed...Read More
Clinton D. Pell, age 82, loving husband of the late Johnetta (nee Bohn), Ruth Ann (nee Bratt), and Carol Harner-Williams. Dear father of Clinton (Victoria), Jeffrey (Melissa), Louis (Mary), John (Katherine), and Julianne. Lov...Read More
Cynthia Kay (Graf) Gapter, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Cindy was born March 8, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Jack and Phyllis (Harroun) Graf. She w...Read More
Elizabeth Jean Grau nee Stonbraker, loving known as Liz, Betty, Jean, Jeannie, Elizabeth passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio following a valiant battle with ca...Read More
John W. Trigg, beloved husband of the late Rose Marie Trigg. Dear Father of Chris Trigg (Diana), Gene Trigg, Jamey Trigg (Jennifer), Rose Trigg , Tony Trigg and the late John L. Trigg. Great grandfather of Charla Rafn, Jessic...Read More
Gary Clark born January 5th 1951, grew up in Westlake, Ohio and graduated from Westlake High School where he met his future wife Linda (both class of 68’). He went on to become a Crusader at the College of t...Read More