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
Norman Tutin, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at his home in Bay Village, surrounded by his family. Norman is proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret A. Tutin (nee, Ainslie), of 65 years. Loving fath...Read More
Charlotte Kiss, age 96, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29th, 2020 in the care of the loving staff at Concord Reserve in Westlake, Ohio. Charlotte was born October 20th, 1923 in Hungary. She was a beautiful, i...Read More
Helen Ruth Nemec (nee Kirschner), just days away from her 102nd birthday, fell asleep in Jesus at Brooks House in Hiram, Ohio where she had resided since 2015. Helen was born on April 1, 1918 in Amherst, Ohio to parents, Ben ...Read More
Kenneth Clyde Smith (Smitty), 76, of Westlake Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He leaves behind his wife, Judith (Cook) Smith of 56 years...Read More
Shirley Marie was born on April 12, 1926 to Elmer and Vera Bimberg in Detroit, Michigan where shegrew up surrounded by a large extended family. Sadly in 1939 her only sibling, Lawrence, passed awayfrom kidney disease.In 1944,...Read More
Alma Lee Shull (Nee (Johnson) age 88, Beloved wife of the late Robert C. Shull. Dear mother of Deborah Kershaw (William), Roberta Woodman (Thomas), Susan Shull (Percy McDonald, MD), Mark Shull and Kevin Shull (Tracy). Loving ...Read More
David William Walter, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10th at his home in Avon Lake Town Centre. Beloved husband of the late Luella (nee Moore), proud father of Mark (Maryellen) Walter and Craig (Lisa) ...Read More
Hance J. “Buzz” Flesher, age 59, passed away on March 12th, loving husband of Loreen (nee Riordan). Proud and loving father of John A. Flesher. Brother of Todd (Cathy) and Pamela Flesher. Dear son of Sharon (nee S...Read More
Barbara R. Wolfs, 65, beloved wife of David J. Wolfs. Dearest mother of Sara C. Kovach (Mike). Fond grandmother of Joey. Sister of Gary Rhodes, Mark Rhodes, Tim Rhodes (Tammy) and the late Debbie. Barbara loved being with her...Read More
Margaret Carey Brown, 97, died on March 3rd at Vitalia assisted living in Westlake. Married in 1951 to Daniel Brown (deceased 2000) they had 6 children - Katherine, Carole, Donna, Trisha, Dan, and Paul. She was grandmother to...Read More