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
Nancy J. Storch, (nee Robinson), age 91, beloved wife of the late Robert. Dear mother of Ruth Glasmire (John). Loving grandmother of Leah Campion (Shawn) and great-grandmother of Kerry and Abigail Campion. Nancy was a graduat...Read More
Rose V. Walker, (nee Hudak), age 89, beloved wife of Frank “Jim” for 64 years. Loving mother of Connie Lindemann (David) and Jim Walker (Margo). Dear grandmother of Kyle (Lexi), Brett, Ashley, Jessica, and Morgan....Read More
Jewel C. Albers (nee Dimock), age 94, beloved wife of the late Clifford. Loving mother of Robert Albers (dec.) and Barbara Pasela. Dear grandmother of Karen, Brenda, Michael, and Alicia and great-grandmother of Max, Amber, Ar...Read More
Rebecca S. Clifford (nee Lupton), age 61, loving wife of Robert for 41 years. Dear mother of Ryan Clifford (Tara) and Megan Long. Adoring grandmother of Morgan, Hunter, Abbigail, Elliott, and Hannah. Sister of Timothy Lupton ...Read More
Helen was born on the Fourth of July and America celebrated her birthday every year with picnics and fireworks. Born to Ernest and Flora Hartinger of North Olmsted, Ohio, she was one of five children. Older brothe...Read More
Edward Martin Gainer, age 76, passed away on December 31st, 2020. Dear father of John Gainer, Tiffany Gainer and Jessica Gainer. Grandfather of Joshua Smith and Nathen Smith. Preceded in death by his parents John and Evelyn G...Read More
Audrey Ruth Weil, was born May 13, 1937 on Long Island, New York to August and Ruth Weil. She is survived by her sister Clara Sholtis (Joseph deceased), niece Ruth Sholtis-Furyes (David), and her two beloved cats, Angel and S...Read More
Daniel Minh Andrews, 25, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2020. Beloved son of Lynn Andrews, dearest brother of Timothy Andrews. Much loved nephew of Bernard Andrews (Patty Montgomery) and Pamela Andrews. ...Read More
Mary Ann Blunk (nee Edwards), 86, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home under the care of her three sons and The Hospice of the Western Reserve. She was the wife of the late Rev. Theodo...Read More
Shirley K. Merleno (nee Bodack), age 79, passed away on December 20th. Loving wife of the late Louis Merleno. Dear sister of Sandy Maecker (Hugo dec.) and Linda Buckley, and aunt of Edward Buckley. Shirley worked for American...Read More