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
Violet H. Wiersma,98, beloved wife of the late Milton E.. Dear mother of Martha M. Wiersma, Raymond E. Wiersma (Maryann), David C. Wiersma (Stephanie) and Mary J. O'Connor. Fond grandmother of Andrew D. Wiersma and Michael T....Read More
Mary E. Huckleberry age 104, passed away July 9, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Clifford E. Dear mother of Robert L. Huckleberry (Bonnie). Loving grandmother of Mark and Daniel Huckleberry. Great grandmother of Al...Read More
Helen “Kay” Sliman-Hart, beloved wife of Thomas Hart and the late Thomas Sliman. Dear mother of Daniel Sliman (Margaret), Timothy Sliman and Paula DuPerow (Dale). Fond grandmother of Christopher, Wade, Molly and G...Read More
Kip Carpenter, age 51, passed away July 3, 2019. Loving father of Celeste & Madison. Loving partner of Aurora Pesek. Son of Michael & Judy Marzec and brother of Julie & Stacey. Beloved brother, uncle & friend ...Read More
Anna Mae Gross (nee McCloskey), long-time Bay Village resident, formerly of Minerva, Ohio, passed away peacefully on July 3rd at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Col, USAF Ret, Gregory (Elizabet...Read More
Norma Jean "Maudie" Bechtel age 81, passed away peacefully June 30, 2019. She was preceded in death by her dear husband and friend of 55 years, Richard J. "Tricky" Bechtel. Beloved Mother of Rick (Heather), Jeff...Read More
Theodore J. Nierodzik, “Ted”, beloved husband of the late Lorraine. Loving father of Johanna Will (Karl), Cassandra Forst, Tod Nierodzik (dec.), and Amanda Maurer (Jeff). Dear grandfather of Michael, Kaitlin, Eric...Read More
Barbara J. Crisfield (nee Welling) age 84 beloved wife of the late Arthur Crisfield; dear mother of W. Scott Crisfield, Laura Crisfield, and David Crisfield; loving grandmother of Mitchell Grafton and Jeremy Crisfield. ...Read More
Ann R. Pescatrice (nee Sperli), age 97, passed away on June 24th. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Dear mother of Al (Janice), and Daniel (dec.) (Cheryl). Loving grandmother of Suzanne, Thomas (Cindy), Nicole Kramer...Read More
Wayne V. Dolamore, age 65, passed away peacefully June 22nd with his family by his side. Beloved husband of over 41 years to Paula (Nee Tyree). Extraordinary, loving fa...Read More