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
Paul G. Wolfe age 87, Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Pavlin) of 64 years. Dear father of Dianne Dugan (Edward), Philip Wolfe (Anita), Jillian Palumbo, Janet Kantor (Kevin), Barbara Bridgman (Bill), Sandra Wisbar (Bert), Eri...Read More
Dr. Donald A. Spisak age 85, Beloved husband of Patricia "Patsy". Dear father of Andrew (Grace), Colleen Baum (Patrick), Kathleen Jenkins (Pete). Loving grandfather of Daniel, Christina, Adam, Paul Baum, Katie and Paul Jenkin...Read More
Carol L Grinnell age 51, Beloved mother of Lisa Blankenship (Jonathon White), Megan Buss (William Bernaciak), Anthony Grinnell (Crystal Lewis) and Jaiden Bowman (Christian Johnson). Loving grandmother of Zoey, Zailey, Z...Read More
Dolores M. Chesar, (nee Mankowski), age 91, beloved wife of the late William J. Chesar. Loving mother of Carol Adkins, Doreen Hammon (Bud dec.) and John Chesar (Pam). Cherished grandmother of Autumn Kahoe (Tim), Rebecca...Read More
Linda Rae Pelton (nee Phillips), age 63. Loving mother of Sean & Lindsey Pelton. Dear sister of Sandra Toth (Steven) and Daryle Cooke. Aunt of Christine Staviscak (Jason), Susanne Toth-Moran, Nathan Cooke, Cheryl Ma...Read More
Marian R. Louis (nee Martin) age 94, Beloved wife of the late H. Sterling Jr. Dear mother of Linda McCormick (Bob- deceased), and the late Stephen Louis ( Donna). Loving grandmother of Sara Manternach (Gregg) and Bill Louis (...Read More
Cheryl Lynn Schell, 75, beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of William (Cheryl) and Traci Kestranek (Brian). Fond grandmother of Jessica and Tyler Schell, Brian II and Abby Kestranek. Sister of Linda Rolinc (Dick) (...Read More
Brenda L. Gerbick, (nee Mansfield), age 77, beloved wife of the late Robert J. Gerbick. Dear mother of Amy Gerbick and Carrie Scullin (Chris). Loving grandmother of Avery and Aiden. Sister of Paula Williams (Steve...Read More
William J. Major, age 71, beloved husband of Carol Major (nee Wimer). Loving father of Kim Rundo (dec.), Bill Major Jr. (Jodi Lynn) and Amy Major. Grandfather of Avery and Zach. Brother of Suzanne Laffey and the late Carol Ba...Read More
Rose Domokos (nee Ruck) age 97, of Westlake passed away Friday September 6, 2019.Loving wife of the late Ernest for 61 years. Dear mother of Carole McGlone (Bradley) and Richard (Trina- deceased). Cherished grandmother of Jen...Read More