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
Cecelia Shedlock age 81, Loving daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Shedlock. Dear sister of the late Virginia Steiner. Aunt of the late Fred Steiner . Cousin of Stan Sitar (Stephanie), Regina Thompson (Bob) , Fritz ...Read More
Annabelle M. Spencer (nee Kiessling), age 91, beloved wife of the late Daniel O. Spencer Sr. Loving mother of Daniel (dec.)(Maryanne), Mary Jean Lynn (Mark dec.), Dave (dec.)(Diane), Sandy Hovanitz (Jim dec.), Karen Sva...Read More
Antoine "Toni" Kennish (Zingaro), age 81, went to her eternal home on January 25, 2023. Beloved wife of Thomas J. for 63 years. Dearly loved mother of Cheryl Barr (Ted), Thomas A. Kennish (Ruth), and Jacquelyn Cowgill (Ken). ...Read More
Donna Dolan (nee Zifcak) age 79. Loving wife of the late Gerald. Dear mother of Gerald Jr., Kathleen Brown, Danette Cullinane ( Thomas – dec), Kimberly Pilar (Gerald) and Brian Dolan. Loving grandmother of Megan Lasher ...Read More
Paul Riemer, Beloved husband of Lois (nee Webster) for 64 years. Loving father of Kristine Lee Riemer and Paul Danford Riemer (Margot). Caring grandfather of Daniel Allen Riemer, Caroline Irene Riemer and Arina Brielle ...Read More
Dorothy Angela Grapentien (née DiBarto) beloved wife of the late Daniel Grapentien passed away peacefully January 15, 2023. Loving mother of Yvonne, Cynthia (Tracey) and Laura ( Brannigan). Grandmother to s...Read More
Karen M. Dorow (nee Hayduk), age 82, loving wife of the late William Dorow, they were married for 62 years. Beloved mother of Chris (Lisa), David (Debra), Paul and Jonathan Dorow. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Danielle, ...Read More
David L. Yehlik, age 80, beloved husband of Carol (nee Hahn) for 61 years. Loving father of Christine Haggard (Tony), Deborah Lukas (William), Michele Yehlik and Jeff Yehlik (Molly). Dear grandfather and great-grandfather of ...Read More
Steven M. “Beau” Kovachy age 64, passed away on December 25th. Dear brother of Mark Kovachy (Carol). Loving uncle of Hannah McClain (Jasson), Samuel Kovachy (Rebecca), Alexandra Hyland (Pat), Katharine Kovachy, an...Read More
Roger Schulte, age 92 of Fairview Park, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023.He was born to the late Edward and Ruth Schulte on June 12, 1930. Roger served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, while working...Read More