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
Francis “Frank” O’Connor, Jr., 88, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away peacefully on November 20th (Solemnity of Christ the King) surrounded by his loving family. Born in Detroit, MI to parents of Francis and Cl...Read More
Dennis M. Duffy passed away peacefully on November 30th. Beloved husband of 37 years to Judith (nee Orear). Loving father of Michelle Hauck (Christopher) and Colleen Elwood (Robert). Caring grandfather of Julian Hauck and Oli...Read More
We mourn the passing of Alice Schmidt, devoted wife, loving mother, and the dearest of friends to the many people whose lives she touched.Alice was born in Erie, PA in 1922 and moved to Cleveland after meeting the love of her...Read More
John Robert Penick, age 87, Bob (as he was fondly referred to by those who knew him) left to join Jesus, his parents, Grider and Mabel, and other family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 62 years, ...Read More
Norman Otto Mahnke Jr., age 71, dear father of Ryan Bentley (Fidela), Matthew Mahnke (Stacey), and Christopher Mahnke. Loving Grandfather of Tyler, Marissa, Natalee, and Matthew. Brother of Norma VandenBerg, Shirley Kelley, a...Read More
Choeun Thach, age 78, beloved husband of Sek Sum. Dear father of Kong Thach (Sreymom Hean), Kun Thach (Sophy Ny), Koeun Thach (Jannavy Ky) and Seab Thach (Robert Justice). Loving grandfather of Amanda, Ryan, Chan, Tiger, Roth...Read More
Barbara Jean Kerley, age 65, Beloved daughter of the late James and Virginia Kerley. Dear sister of Sharon Crago, Cynthia Spinelli (Jeff), Lisa Altekruse (Bill) and the late Elaine and Alan Kerley. Loving aunt of Emily, ...Read More
Pamela Walker (Nee Goulding) age 79, Passed away November 14, 2022 in Niceville Florida. Pam was born November 16, 1942 in Liverpool, England to George and Rosemary Goulding. She is survived by her daughters Judy Guidry...Read More
Dorothy Louise Windt (Née Belosky) Age 87. Passed away surrounded by family on 11/9/2022. She leaves behind her husband of more than 70 years, Charles. Her beloved daughters- Pamela (Bob), Christine an...Read More
Every great thespian knows that Shakespeare wrote his dramas in five acts. JanetE. Tinline, 92, lived a life full of love, faith, and theatrics, that just five acts can’tcover. But take a seat, the show is about to begi...Read More