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
Joseph H. Witouski, of Westlake, OH, passed away October 3rd. Loving husband of Marlene (nee Jurca). Beloved father of Marla (Spaeth) and Joseph J. Witouski. Grandfather of Mary, Michael, and Margaret Spaeth. Born in 1935...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
Irene H. Smith 95 Beloved wife of the late Franklin and Clay. Loving mother of Kim (deceased), Clay and Tracy Smith. Caring grandmother of Jason, Emily, Olivia, Heather, and Kyle Smith. Dear great grandmother of Sophie and Wi...Read More
Karl J. Hagedorn Jr., age 79. Passed away on September 18th 2022. Karl received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. As a former horticulture teacher at Mentor High School for 24 years, he loved ...Read More
Robert J. Haas passed away peacefully on September 22, 2022, in Westlake, Ohio. Robert, or “Bob” as he was affectionately known, was a beloved and respected member of several communities in Northeast Ohio. B...Read More
Leonard C. Siwik Beloved husband of 61 years to Barbara (nee Becherer). Loving Father to Jeffrey (Kim) Siwik and Julie Egbers (Scott). Caring grandfather of Lucas Siwik, Sara Siwik, Mason Egbers, Myles Egbers, Austin Pettay a...Read More
Pasquale “Pat” LaVecchia, age 82, of Westlake, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022 surrounded in love by his wife JoAnn (née Procaccini) and his 2 children Gina and Patrick. He was born on Aug...Read More
Betty Heckerman Clifford, born in Westlake, Ohio, on March 17, 1931, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2022, at the age of 91. Betty and Robert Clifford (deceased) met while attending Dover High School and married...Read More
Lillias Y. Strempel, 91 died peacefully on September 14, 2022. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio on January 15, 1931. She is survived by her son Mark (Jeanna) and daughter Cindy (Ernie). She was the loving grandmother to Tim and...Read More
Mary Tracy, (nee Botkin), age 90, born November 21, 1931, passed away June 2, 2022. Mary Virginia Botkin Tracy born November 21, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio, died on June 2, 2022. Her parents were Katherine and Walter T. Botkin an...Read More