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
Linda Scoby (nee Chaney), age 73, passed away on March 8, 2023. Beloved wife of the late James Scoby. She graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, a good conservative college. Linda was very close to her church family and ...Read More
Charles Joseph "Joe" Bartko
Charles Joseph “Joe” Bartko, age 85, beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Leek) for 54 years. Loving father of Lynda Arth (David), Cheryl Biasella (Paul), and Rob Bartko. Dear grandfather of William Joseph Biasella and...Read More
Joan R. Goetz
Joan Ruth Goetz (nee Kloots) age 93, left this earth to continue her journey in heaven on December 8, 2022. Joan was the beloved wife of 57 years to the late Clarence Goetz; cherished mother of Thomas (deceased) and ...Read More
Barbara Daberkow, beloved wife of Lyn for 59 years and 11 months. Loving mother of Lorene Girand ( Mark), Linda Mitchelle, and Brian (Anne) Daberkow. Caring sister of Richard (Robin), Robert (Lori) and sister- in- law B...Read More
Barbara D. Hamilton
Barbara Hamilton (nee Danko) beloved wife of 47 years to the late James. Loving mother of Evan (Gina) and Victoria (Michael) Everett. Dearest Mimi of Elizabeth (Richard), Andrea, Ryan, Madison, Rachel, Alexi...Read More
Mary E. Hubman
Mary E. Hubman, (nee Bush), age 76, beloved wife of the late Donald. Dear mother of Michelle Hauck (Chris) and Colleen Elwood (Rob). Loving grandmother of Julian Hauck and Olivia Elwood. Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday, Mar...Read More
Cassandra Ann Forst
Cassandra Ann Forst (nee Nierodzik), age 64, passed away on March 9th. Loving mother of Garret Forst (Rebekah) and grandmother of Elizabeth Mirianne Forst. Dear sister of Johanna Will (Karl), Todd Nierodzik (dec.), and Amanda...Read More
Doris J. Forror
Doris Jean (nee Dailey) Forror passed way on March 9th 2023 as a result of complications from an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma( a rare form of cancer) and dementia. She was born on December 31, 1938 in Columbus, OH and...Read More
Kay A. Swartwood
Kay Swartwood, 76, of Sheffield Lake, passed away on March 1, 2023 surrounded by family. Kay was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating high school, she wished to serve her country, and enlisted in the U.S. Women'...Read More
Linda Moskus age 69 crossed over into eternity on February 28, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Aubry “Ted” for 20 years. Caring mother of Amanda Fanara Roy (Clint), Jessica &nb...Read More