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.

Our Services

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.

Our Services

 

Our Resources

Our Resources

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.

 

Our Facilities

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

Our Facilities

 

Associations

Order of the Golden Rule
Better Business Bureau

 

Memorials

Mary Lou Meyers

MEYERS, MARY LOU:  (née Lucy Mary Sullivan) 93 of Westlake and Avon.  Daughter of George and Genevieve.  Beloved by grandparents William Percial and Lucy Mary Loftis Campbell.  T...

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Sharon D Humphrey

On July 11, 2022, A beautiful, bright soul was lost. Sharon was a dear friend to many, as well as being a cherished family member, a respected colleague, and an adored caretaker to her furry friends, wolfhounds and the five d...

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Barry M. Tutin

Barry Micheal Tutin, age 71, passed away on Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at his home in Bay Village. Loving father of Jennifer (Tutin) Smith, Tiffany (Carly) Tutin, grandfather of Ezra, Lucy, Baylor, Ramsey and Carson. Survived by...

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Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson 83,  Loving father of Michael Thompson, Elizabeth Thompson- McQueen, Kimberly ( Jim) Fallon,  Theresa (Mark) Kwasny, Donald Wolf and Matthew Wolf (deceased).  Caring grandfather of Katherine Fall...

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Sandra L Maecker

Sandra L. Maecker (nee Bodack) age 84,  Beloved wife of the late Hugo. Dear Companion of Joe Newman. Loving sister of Linda Buckley and the late Shirley Merleno.  Aunt of Eddie Buckley.  Sandra enjoyed  go...

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Diana "Dee" B. Keller

Diana (Burley) Keller, age 66 of Rocky River, Ohio, took her last breath August 8, 2022 at a healthcare facility in Berea, Ohio. She loved art, architecture, travel, nature and all Cleveland sports teams, even when they perfo...

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Carol Birkhimer

Carol Birkhimer, age 85 of Westlake, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born to the late Louis and Esther Stalter on August 28, 1936. Carol married the love of her life, James Birkhimer, in 1958. The couple moved ...

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William D. Dorow

William D. Dorow, age 90, loving husband of Karen (nee Hayduk) were married for 62 years. Beloved father of Chris (Lisa), David (Debra), Paul and Jonathan Dorow. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Danielle, Jessica, Alicia, C...

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Lois Clara Durst

Lois Durst, age 97, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her residence in Hilliard, Ohio. She was born on February 9, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Fred W. Smith, Sr. and Clara Rose Smith. She was preceded in death b...

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Ruth D. Broberg

Ruth Broberg, 84, rose with the sun on June 27th, 1938 and set on July 24th, 2022. Loving wife to Jack Broberg, dear daughter of the late Edward and Jessie Rogers, and beloved sister of the late Tom Rogers. She was the adored...

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