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
Chuck (Mickey) was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, the son of June A. and Charles N. Young. The family moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania where he grew up. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1965. In 1969, he ...Read More
Timothy “Tim” S. Liszak, age 61, of Olmsted Township, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on April 1, 2021. Tim was born on December 8, 1959 in Avon Lake, Ohi...Read More
Sherman Allen, born December 4, 1936, beloved husband of Jeanne (nee Chetlan), father of Jeanne Redrick (Joe), Sherman Allen (Charlene), Kimberly Allen, Victor Allen (Stacey), Dennis Allen (Paula), Shannon Allen, Jenny ...Read More
NANCY LOUISE KREMPASKY (Nee KALAT) Age 84, born August 17, 1936 went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2021. She was the beloved wife of musician William Edward Krempasky (“Billy Kaye”), cherished mother of ...Read More
Astrid Theresia Woehler, passed away peacefully March 24, 2021 at the age of 102, after a long illness. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Emil and Tillie Peterson. She married Elmer Woehler, while Elmer was in the US Army ...Read More
Amy Margaret Sords, 33, was suddenly taken away from us much too soon on March 24, 2021. Amy had a compassionate heart for all those in vulnerable situations. She had an innate ability to seek help for o...Read More
Britton Pearse Flash, age 30, born July 14, 1990, passed away unexpectedly March 18, 2021. Britton was a kind, gentle, caring and remarkable young man. A loving son to Mark and Kim; a loving brother to Jackson and...Read More
Elizabeth Chisholm (Garvey) Olson, 61, passed away on March 16, 2021, in Westlake, Ohio from glioblastoma multiforme (gbm), an aggressive form of brain cancer. A beautiful, graceful, and devoted wife, mother and grandmo...Read More
Shirley T. Irsak (nee Jackson), beloved wife of John E. Irsak. Dear mother of Christine L. Eville (Greg), John M. Irsak (Jan) and Charles P. Irsak (Betti). Fond grandmother of Sherilynne Silva, Michelle Joy (Tony), Holly McFa...Read More
Joan Carol (Barth) Hammon, age 82. Born April 1, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio. Died March 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Edward S Hammon; mother of Peggy (John) Vasu, Gayle Hammon, Doug (Erin) Hammon, and Inge (Lisa) Grontvedt, Norwegia...Read More