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.

Our Services

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.

Our Services

 

Our Resources

Our Resources

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.

 

Our Facilities

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

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Associations

Order of the Golden Rule
Better Business Bureau

 

Memorials

Susan Jennrich

Susan Jennrich, age 76, passed away April 22, 2022. She was born in Cleveland on May 22nd, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Irene Wallo. Her sister Monica Patton, also passed away shortly after Susan on ...

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Joan Leckrone

Joan Leckrone (nee Townsend) age 94, Beloved wife of the late William Leckrone. Cherished mother of Gloria (Gary) Swerling, Nancy (Gary) Kinzy, David, Donald (Cathy), Janet (Michael) Corbitt, Laura (Steven) Szabo, Judy (Scott...

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Catherine Marie Standring

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Catherine Marie Standring, on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the age of 95 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katharina Heim and her husband Charles C Standri...

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Carl August Grau, Jr.

Carl August Grau, Jr, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 following a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer. Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth Jean Gra...

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Brian G. Clark

Brian G. Clark, age 92, beloved husband of Joyce (nee Ambridge) for 70 years. Loving father of Lesley Rusnak (dec.) (David), Karen Jansen (Russell), Allison Bade (Kenneth) & David Clark (Ruth). Dear grandfather of Lisa, R...

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Betty Louise Rossi

Betty Louise Rossi (nee Sjoberg/Swanson), 94, born in Duluth, MN on October 15, 1927, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family. A resident of Bay Village, OH since 1962, procedeed in death...

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Robert C. Specker

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, Robert C., Specker, loving husband and father of two, passed away at age 79. Born December 11th, 1942 in Indianapolis, he moved to Lakewood, Ohio. Graduating from Lutheran West High School in 196...

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Johann "John" Hoffmann

Johann (John) Hoffmann, of Westlake, Ohio, passed away on March 31, 2022 at the age of 86. He was born in Yugoslavia on April 25,1935, and was the son of the late Josef and Agnes (nee Palanjok) Hoffmann. Johann was the kind a...

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Rev. Sherman A. Bishop

The Reverend Sherman A. Bishop, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband for 38 years of Deb Yandala, dear father of Matthew (Jen Engquist), Nathan, and E...

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Christopher W. Hartzell

Christopher William Hartzell of Woburn Massachusetts (formerly Westlake, Ohio) peacefully ascended to the heavens surrounded by the love of his parents Kenneth W. and Lydia B Kryska Hartzell the evening of April 8th 2022. Bel...

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