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
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. Visitations to be held ...Read More
James E. Yagich "Jim", age 83, beloved husband of Penny (nee Rothacker). Dear father of Rhonda Smith, Vickie Ricci (Joe), Tina Washington (Rod), Dawn Walters (Chris), and Victor Musat (Marcella). Loving grandfather of 18 and ...Read More
Gloria B. Smith, age 89, (nee Howdon), beloved wife of the late Merle. Loving mother of Susan Smith, Dale Smith (Laura Melick), and Craig Smith (Kelly). Dear grandmother of Justin, Mackenzie, Devon, Kayleigh. Jillian, M...Read More
Martha Linke, age 100, beloved wife of the late Heinz G. Linke. Dear mother of Erika (Henry Pisciotta), Anita, Lorna (Thomas Appelfeller) and Sonja. Loving grandmother of Rachel, Scott, Aaron, Eric and Dana and great grandmot...Read More
Patrick (Pat) Gibson, age 42, died January 10, 2020 after a brief, but brave, fight with cancer. He will continue to be celebrated by his loving family, wife Jennifer, daughter Grace, and son Jack; his siblings, George ...Read More
Daniel F. Sabino, age 89, beloved husband of the late Mary Jane (nee Nelson). Loving father of Melissa Sabino (George Crispin), Amy Hiller (Tom), Lucinda Rix (Ken) and Ted Sabino (Ann). Dear grandfather of Tim, Matthew, Kenny...Read More
Leopold W. Gross age 97, Beloved husband of Alma (nee Hoffmeyer). Dear father of Paul ( Peggy Sadler), Cathy Mayo (Mike), John Gross, Judy Blue (Tom), Nancy Riesner ( Doug), Heidi Gross, Jane Russell, Peggy Rein (...Read More
Roy T. Companey, proud family man and friend to many, passed away on Jan. 1 at age 89. Beloved husband of Mary Sue (nee Guthrie), dear father of Tim (Julie), John (Sandy), Mary Kurcsak (Tom), Anne Shugrue, Meg Carney...Read More
Carolyn Ruth Fink, died on Christmas morning at age 84, following a pulmonary embolism. She was a lover of all animals. She was a collector of coins and Native American art. She was the last living of “the 3 sisters&rdq...Read More
Betty Keckler (nee Buckeye), age 88, beloved wife of the late David. Mother of Kenneth (Teresa) and Andrew (LuWen) Keckler. Grandmother of Amy, Christopher (April), Kelly, and Cynthia Keckler, and Chris Yamamoto. Sister of Ro...Read More