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.
During this time of uncertainty, we at Jenkins Funeral Chapel are working to include the community in the ceremony while maintaining safe practices. Follow the link below for details regarding our policies on Covid-19.
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
Stephen Szunyog 88 went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2022. Beloved Husband to Dorothy (nee) Williams for 65 years. Adoring father to Deborah Jaroscak (Bryan) and Stephen P. (Jennifer) Sznuyog. Loving grandfa...Read More
Mary W. Hollows (nee Walter), age 73 passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 25, 2022. She is survived by her sons Ian (Ann) and Colin, grandson Caedmon, siblings Constance Hassett (Jim Richard...Read More
Steven Andresh, age 55, died on Saturday, January 8, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father Henry Andresh and is survived by his mother Joan Andresh, brother Michael, sister Coletta, brother in-law Jeffrey Barlock and c...Read More
George Elliott “Skip” Uhle, 70, of North Ridgeville, Ohio was called home to the lord Thursday, January 20,2022. George was born to the late Bette Ann Friend and George E. Uhle Jr. on January 5, 1952. George ...Read More
Dr. David Richard Bush Ph.D, 70, of North Ridgeville, Ohio died Wednesday, January 12th. Born to the late Patricia Jean Bryer and William Robert Bush, October 31st, 1951, Dr. David Richard Bush graduated from Canton McK...Read More
Laura M. Wilhelmi passed away peacefully on January 12th. Family and friends are invited to a visitation Friday, January 14 from 3-7 pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Rd., Westlake, where the funeral service wil...Read More
Judy Kay Ciscell (Arnaiz) Judy was born on June15, 1948 in Los Angeles County, California. Second child of Leora Arnaiz (Jones). Judy enjoyed working with friends at her jobs Her favorite job though was being a mom, grandmot...Read More
Ellen Garland (nee Willoughby), age 79, passed away peacefully on December 24th, 2021. Beloved mother of Matt Garland (Beth) and Louise Garland-Primozic (John). Dear grandmother of Katie Petras (Bobby), Alex Primozic, Hannah ...Read More
Duane M. Jensen, 72, of Avon Lake, OH, passed away on January 6, 2022, following a courageous battle with lymphoma. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and three children. Born and raised in Attica, NY, Duane we...Read More
Ethel M. Cooke, age 108, beloved wife of the late Bill C. Cooke. Loving mother of Barbara Siwik (Len). Dear grandmother of Jeffrey Siwik (Kim) and Julie Egbers (Scott) and great-grandmother of Lucas, Sara, Mason, and My...Read More