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
Patricia "Patti" Anne Wulf
It is with great sadness we share the passing of our dear Patricia Anne Wulf (nee Weber). She left this world on April 11, 2023, at the age of 68. Patti was born January 29, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a devoted ...Read More
Herman E. "Herm" Bredenbeck
Herman E. Bredenbeck “Herm”, age 90, beloved husband of Joyce “Joy” (nee Cuppett) for 66 years. Dear father of Jon Bredenbeck (Celia), Kristen Mayer (Steve), and Gretchen Shipitalo (John Steven). Lovin...Read More
Marilyn Jean McNamara
Marilyn J. McNamara (Nee Connor), beloved wife of the late Francis. Dear mother of Anthony McNamara (Judith), Sharon Colbert (Patrick), Mark McNamara (Deborah), & Maureen Kline (Jeffery). Fond Grandmother of C...Read More
Dorothy L. Boster
Dorothy L. Boster (nee Wulf), passed away on May 16th 2023 at the age of 100. Dear daughter of the late Ida (nee Kubach) and Henry Wulf, and beloved wife of the late William A. Boster. Dorothy was the sister of Willis (Eilee...Read More
Delores "Dee" C. Winca
Delores "Dee" C. Winca (nee Restivo), age 85, passed away on May 10, 2023. Wife of the late Robert “Bob”. Mother of Joanne Winca, Rosemary Bruton (William), and Judith Callahan (Gary). Loving grandma, great-...Read More
Gloria J. Litchney
After a 2 year battle with cancer, Gloria Jean (Warish) Litchney passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday May 14th, 2023 at 75 years old.She was the loving mother of 2 children, Greg and Jessica (deceased), grandmother t...Read More
Janet Fair, 83 Loving wife of Gale for 62 years. Dear mother of Ellen Hummel (John), Sara Fair, and Judith Scott (Paul). Caring grandmother of Emily Hummel, Allyson Millott (Patrick), Jessica Quezada (Luis), and Jordan Barber...Read More
David A. Knoepp
DAVID A. KNOEPP (Dave), age 80 passed away Saturday, May 6th. Beloved husband of Bobbi (nee Acierno), supportive and proud father of David (Lekha) and Bryan (Adrien), beloved grandfather of Hugh, Sofia, Henry, David, an...Read More
Karen L. Boettler
KAREN L. BOETTLER, age 59, of North Olmsted, OH passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 24, 2023. Beloved daughter to Robert J. Boettler and the late Donna L. Boettler. Sister to R. John Boettler, aunt to Robbie ...Read More
Wai Han Lo
On April 22nd, 2023, Wai Han Lo passed peacefully surrounded with love. Born on September 1, 1929, in a small village outside of Kaiping, China, Wai Han leaves behind alegacy of perseverance and love of family that took her a...Read More