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
Janet M. Barry (nee Voneman), age 84, beloved wife of the late James P. Loving mother of Mark, Marcia (dec.), Mary Kay (dec.), Megan (Selma K.), Monica Reynolds (Bill) and Maureen Barry (Brian Young). Dear grandmother of Vane...Read More
Michael John Kormos Jr., age 89, beloved husband of Connie (nee Filiac) for 63 years. Dear father of Kim Marie Cosentino, James Michael Kormos (Jill), Kathleen Marie Kormos (dec.), and Robert Michael Kormos. Cherished grandfa...Read More
Raymond Winkler, age 93, beloved husband of Elaine for 57 years. Cherished father of Bryan (Joan) and Nancy Sullivan (Tad). Loving grandfather of Kyle & Jack Winkler and Mac & Grace Sullivan. Ray was a Army Vete...Read More
David Brugh, age 76, passed away May 13, 2021. David was the loving husband of Linda, father of Lisa Mowchan (Matt) and Heather Facaros (Sam), grandfather of David, Patrick, Ryan and Samantha, and brother of Thomas Brug...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
Alfred Joseph Tolaro was born Feb 22, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Doris (née Faletto), daughters Lynn Tome (Rick), Catherine Gray, Christine Gruttadauria (Vito), and grandchildren Steven, Stac...Read More
Leonard E. Bade, age 89, beloved husband of the late Shirley for 63 years. Dear father of Barbara Bade, Brian (Annette) Bade, Larry (Teresa) Bade, Neal (Michelle) Bade and Kevin (Holly) Bade. Fond grandfather of six and great...Read More
Sherman Allen, born December 4, 1936, beloved husband of Jeanne (nee Chetlan), father of Jeanne Redrick (Joe), Sherman Allen (Charlene), Kimberly Allen, Victor Allen (Stacey), Dennis Allen (Paula), Shannon Allen, Jenny ...Read More
Brenda Joyce Legg, age 80, Passed away June 5, 2021 in Parma, Ohio. Loving daughter of the late Buster Legg and Anna Legg- Winebrenner. Dear sister of Michael Winebrenner. Aunt of Rachel Winebrenner. Private family services....Read More
Marianne Elizabeth Tompkins, passed away June 1, 2021. She was born October 12, 1930 in the Bronx in New York to Gustav & Nova Lindstrom. She was the oldest of 5 children. Two brothers, Fred and John, and two sisters Kris...Read More