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
Aubrey "Randy" Duncan, age 82, beloved husband of the late Jessie "Bobbe" Duncan. Dear father of Lisa Wancho (Chris) and Stacey Porter (John). Loving grandfather of Savannah Porter. Brother-in-law of Gary Osborne (Diane), Phy...Read More
Rene M. Leutz (nee Gates), age 57, loving wife of Karl for 22 years and adoring mother of Erich. Dear daughter of Georgia (Bambousek)Gates and the late Gary. Sister of David (Antonia) and Timothy (Catherine). Aunt of Amanda, ...Read More
Donald A. Spence, Sr., beloved husband of Arlene (Noss) Spence (67 years). Dear father of David (Lynn), Donald Jr. (deceased), Elaine Martin (Joe), Daniel (Kathy), Dennis (Tina), Mary Herbert (Dan), Douglas (deceased), Duane ...Read More
Martha Suto, of Csakany, Hungary, age 83, beloved wife of the late Charles. Dear mother of Charles Suto and Martha Campbell (Mike). Loving grandmother of Jason Suto (Sarah) and Katie Campbell and great-grandmother of Brooke, ...Read More
Donald G. Vassel, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Ennis Court in Lakewood, Ohio. Don was the youngest of six children born to Mary A. (Kachmar) and Michael J. (both deceased). He was predeceas...Read More
Aurelia (Rita) Beck (nee Dordea), 95, beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Dear mother of Francine Burns, Mary Ellen Cheek and Michael Beck (Carolyn). Dear grandmother of William Beck. Private Services. ...Read More
Allen G. Werner, age 83, of Westlake, beloved husband of Meriam (nee Kemna) for 53 years. Dear father of Tyson (Janet) and Wesley Werner and loving grandfather of Preston & Mia. Brother of Kay Huberty (Wayne) and dear unc...Read More
Kathy Herda (nee Horst) age 73, was called home to the Lord on the feast day of her favorite saint, Mother Cabrini, Friday, November 13. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Helen Horst and infant sister, Mary Ro...Read More
Margaret Rose Sepsi (nee Nemeth), age 96, beloved wife of the late Ernest. Dear mother of Robert, Kathy Biel (Stan), and Lee Ann. Loving grandmother of Laura Glenn (Alex), Christine Stoker (Michael), and Steven Biel, and grea...Read More
Mary R. Steinebrey age 99, was born in Sugar Creek, Ohio on July 30, 1921. Daughter of the late Roy W. and May Belle Steinebrey. Sister to Lloyd, Boyd and Grace. Mary passed away peacefully on November 9, 2020. She is survive...Read More