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
Dale W. Moore entered into rest on Friday May 7th, 2021. Dale was the beloved son of Harry and Pearl (both deceased), beloved brother to Allen (Berdetta), beloved husband to Linda (deceased), beloved father to Christopher, Da...Read More
Babara J. Yaeger (nee Zeager), 100, beloved wife of the late William. Dear mother of Robert (deceased) (wife Diane surviving), Thomas (Lois), Cynthia and Deborah (deceased). Dear grandmother of John, Robert, Rich and Laurie. ...Read More
Victor E. Jacko age 87, Passed away Sunday May 2, 2021. Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Gerda). Loving father of Dianne Worsley (Christopher) and Richard Jacko (Jeanne). Brother of Ralph ( Marleen), James (Donna) ...Read More
Deanna M. Rose (nee Nickel), 81, Dear mother of Christopher Woods (Trudy), Nicole Thomas (Ray), Joel Woods (Lisa) and the late Brad Woods. Fond grandmother of Dominique, Marcel, Chantal, Aidan, Asher, Dillan, Kendall, Colette...Read More
Uta E. Jansen (nee Fürstenau), age 84, loving wife of the late Joop Jansen. Loving mother of Ralph H. Jansen (Susan) and Mark Jansen (Rachel). Dear grandmother of Hannah, Jill, Erin, Carter, Megan and Alex. Sister of Ber...Read More
Shirley J. Bradley (nee Lavis), age 86, Passed away April 24, 2021 in Medina, Ohio. Beloved mother of Steven Cold and Daniel Cold (Diana) Loving grandmother of Ryan and Kalie Cold. dear daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn ...Read More
Bill R. Johnson, 81, died April 24, 2021 in Westlake, Ohio. Bill was born in West Virginia, to George and Martha Johnson. He was a long time resident of North Ridgeville, Ohio. He valued speaking his mind and making indep...Read More
Eulalia Reynolds, loving wife of Hartley Reynolds (deceased) for 52 1/2 years, loving mother to her daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Homemaker all her life. Many friends due to her...Read More
NANCY LOUISE KREMPASKY (Nee KALAT) Age 84, born August 17, 1936 went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2021. She was the beloved wife of musician William Edward Krempasky (“Billy Kaye”), cherished mother of ...Read More
Paul A. Daniels, 78, passed away peacefully with his family, Friday, April 9, 2021. Paul was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Paul was born on January 2, 1943 in Clev...Read More