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
Mary K. Toye (nee McFerren), age 72, beloved wife of Russell for 49 years. Loving mother of Christine Henry (Jim) and Andrew Toye (Heidi). Adoring grandmother of Hannah Pratt, Isabella Pratt dec., Maxwell Pratt, and Grady Toy...Read More
Florence Mabel Johnson (née Faust) entered God’s kingdom 07/14/21 at the age of 92. Proceeding her in heaven were her husband James Johnson and her son Glenn Johnson. She is survived by her daughter Mary Gebben (...Read More
Elizabeth Doris Urbas (nee Wells) , Liz departed this life July 6, 2021, wife of John for 61 years, mother of Leslie Urbas (Rudy Bachna-deceased) (Mike Carpenter), Grandmother of Lauren Munoz (David), Great grandmother of Dom...Read More
Linda M. King, (nee Nebbia), age 72, beloved wife of the late Russell K. King Jr. Dear mother of Brian M. King, Christopher E. King, Gregory P. King (Shana) and Daniel J. King (Miranda). Fond grandmother of Carly, Melanie, Ch...Read More
Raymond B. Fields, age 95 of Westlake, formerly from Wheeling West Virginia, passed away July 7th, 2021. Beloved husband for 69 years to Rose (Grubler), cherished son of the late B.C. and Anna (Rickus) Fields, dear brother to...Read More
Joe was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Rose (Fusco) and Frank Diego on August 24, 1933. He attended Cathedral Latin HS and graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Fenn College (CSU). He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952...Read More
Virginia Alice Woodward died on June 20, 2021 at the Vitalia Nursing Home/Long Term Care Facility in Westlake, Ohio. Virginia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 5, 1927 to the late Richard Morton Woodward and th...Read More
Robert Duncan Smith, (February 14th 1934- June 28th 2021). Brother to John Forbes Smith (Rose) (deceased). Uncle to David Smith, Sharon Smith (deceased), Karen Ginley (Sean), Donald Smith (Becky) and Brian Smith. Gr...Read More
Robert J. Theiss age 87, Born in Salem, Ohio. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (Nee Schady). Dear father of Robert J. Jr. (Valerie) and Thomas S. Theiss (Marie). Loving grandfather of Dylan and Jason. Beloved uncle of ...Read More
Terry Joggerst, 74, passed away peacefully at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Born in Binghamton, NY on September 2, 1946 to Robert Joggerst and Ruth Dixon, Terry was a pillar of the Binghamton ...Read More