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
Thath Sam, age 75, was born on December 5th, 1947 in Cambodia. He was a kind hearted husband, a wonderful friend, and joyous to be around. He spent most of his career as a mathematics teacher inspiring many of his studen...Read More
Glenn Alden Weideling, age 81, died peacefully at his Bay Village home surrounded by family on May 30, 2022. Glenn is survived by Lynne, his loving wife of 59 years; his son Dale, daughter-in-law Deb and his three adult gran...Read More
Howard Priest, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2022. Beloved husband of DiAnn (nee Birch). Loving father of daughter Sheryl Caine (nee Priest) and son Bradley (deceased). Dear Uncle of Tracey Seibe...Read More
Henry C. Ledinsky, 82 passed away peacefully on June 20, 2022. Beloved husband of 26 years to Arlene. Caring father of Joni, Henry, and Michael Ledinsky and his dog Trudy. Loving brother of Ron (Donna deceased) Ledin. C...Read More
Genevieve Esgar (nee Miller), age 94, passed away June 20, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, sister Adair, and brother Lincoln. Gen graduated from Westlake High School (Class of 1946). She attended Stevens...Read More
Age 85, born January 16, 1937 went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Nancy Louise Krempasky (nee Kalat) who was the love of his life for 55 years! He is survived by his 3 ...Read More
Donald J. Griffith, age 90, of Bay Village, Ohio, peacefully departed this earthly plane on May 31, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee LaPointe). Don and Rita met in Chicago, Illinois when they were both working at B...Read More
Our lovely and endearing Laurel Susan Karby passed on from her friends and family on June 1, 2022. She was born on March 13, 1946 in Lakewood, Ohio to her parents Eugene and Janis Baus. Her childhood was spent in Rocky River,...Read More
Joseph J. Drazdik, age 69, Beloved son of the late George and Mildred Drazdik. Loving brother of Gail Van Scyoc ( Russ) and John Drazdik (Karen). Caring uncle of Matthew and Lily Van Scyoc, Cara and Scott Dr...Read More
John W. “Jack” Johnson, aged 92, passed peacefully at his home in Westlake, Ohio, Saturday, May 21, 2022 with family members present. He was born October 14, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Wesley Wagner Johns...Read More