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
Mary K. Toye (nee McFerren), age 72, beloved wife of Russell for 49 years. Loving mother of Christine Henry (Jim) and Andrew Toye (Heidi). Adoring grandmother of Hannah Pratt, Isabella Pratt dec., Maxwell Pratt, and Grady Toy...Read More
With great sorrow Kristina A. Seeley announces the passing of Glenn J. Seeley, her beloved husband of 43 years, at the age of 94. Glenn passed peacefully on March 2, 2021. &nbs...Read More
Carolyn S. Kohler, age 77, beloved wife of the late James Kohler. Loving mother of Tracy Roupe (Rick), Tami Sintic (Scott), and Lisa Housel (Wayne). Adoring grandmother of Josh, Joey, Rickey Jr., Kyle, Carletta, Shane, Tara, ...Read More
EVELYN M. BADT (nee Albers), 94, peacefully went to be with her Lord and reunite with her beloved husband of 61 years, Edward. Dearest mother of Susan Hurley (Lee) and Nancy Craig (Robert). Cherished grandmother o...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
Beverly Jean Engholm, age 77, died February 23, 2021, after a long hard fought battle of 40 plus years with Leukemia at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, Ohio. Bev was born in Lakewood, Ohio, on August 11, 1...Read More
Nanette "Nan" Maydene Kubera (Janz), 69, passed away February 19, 2021. Born February 23, 1951, Nan grew up in Westlake and was a graduate of Westlake HIgh School in 1969. Nan was exceptionally gifted and thoughtful, always t...Read More
Ryan D. Stallings age 33, went to be with our lord, January 21, 2021 in CollegeStation, Texas. Loving and devoted father of Hazelle and Aidan Stallings (Nancy Wirth -Mother); beloved son of Greg (Sherry) Stallings and Susan B...Read More
Jim Wallace, 78, beloved husband of Rita (nee Southern). Father of Bonnie Wallace and grandfather of Timothy Caleb Smith. Brother of Shirley Kay Hughes of Richmond, Ohio. Jim was retired Vice-president of Key Bank. He enjoyed...Read More
Clinton D. Pell, age 82, loving husband of the late Johnetta (nee Bohn), Ruth Ann (nee Bratt), and Carol Harner-Williams. Dear father of Clinton (Victoria), Jeffrey (Melissa), Louis (Mary), John (Katherine), and Julianne. Lov...Read More