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
Marie H. Friedl Henry, age 104 , beloved wife of the late William (Bill) and John Henry. Loving mother of Bill (dec.) and Kathy Friedl. Dear sister of the late John Kopp, Nell Rupp, and Bette Van Dalen. Devoted aunt of Gail (...Read More
Prudence E. Heritage, (nee Bamer), age 76, beloved wife of Wayne A Heritage, mother of Scott and Holly, sister of Jonathon Bamer, Gregory Bamer, Laura Bamer and the late Richard Bamer, Grandmother of Kyle, Carly, and Al...Read More
Eldred Albert Gentry Jr, born Nov 7 1920 Jamestown, NY died May 14 2020 Rocky River, OH. Retired attorney Gentry & Gentry Co., LPA, graduate of Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) School of Engineering, graduate...Read More
On November 15th, 1955, Rosalie and Robert Oldrieve welcomed Robin Elizabeth into the world and thus was born the “3Rs” family – as in, what teachers of that era would describe as Reading, Writing, and Arith...Read More
James Holland Gianfagna (“Skip”), age 76. Born September 2, 1943 in Washington, DC. Passed away May 2, 2020 at his home in Westlake, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved life partner and husband of 38 years o...Read More
Helen Rae Campana (nee Todd), 91 of Westlake passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020. Beloved wife of the late William J. Campana, Sr. Loving mother of William J. Jr., Corey (Molly), James R., Cathie (Campana) Murphy, Peggy L...Read More
Thomas M. Simon, 71, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 3, 2020, after a valiant battle with glioblastoma. Tom was born June 29, 1948, in Peoria, IL, the first of eight children. His parents, Thom...Read More
Janice Carol Corby (nee Walters) 69, passed away peacefully on April 29 after a short battle with COVID-19. Beloved mother of John Corby (deceased), Frances Roy (Dennis), Teresa Meadows (Gary), and Jesse Corby (Tarrissa). Lov...Read More
Beverly A. Walker (nee Benedik). Born January 26, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio. Daughter of the late Emil and Pauline Benedik. Wife of Samuel H. Walker. Beverly Graduated from Westlake High School in 1967 and attended ...Read More
James "Jim" E. Coughlin of Westlake, OH passed away on April 8, 2020 at 81 years old. Born and raised in Cleveland, he was a Browns fan since they came into existence. He attended the 1964 NFL Championship game and always rem...Read More