Allen B. Fluharty


Allen B. Fluharty, 80, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville.  He was born April 20, 1939 in Beallsville, Ohio, a son of the late Kenneth Ray Fluharty and Vessie Pittman Fluharty Byrd, and L.V. and Ada Farrabee Pittman, who raised him.

Allen was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 in Akron.  He was an Army Veteran and a member of the Cadiz American Legion, where he enjoyed playing darts.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a knife maker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Maffit Fluharty in 1997; two brothers, Thomas and Robert Byrd; and a sister, Martha Yaeger.

Surviving are his wife, Penny Abel Fluharty; children, Rebecca (Andrew) O’Brien of Salineville, Melissa (Tony) Litman of Cadiz, Ernie (Edith) Mansfield, Jr. of Ravenna, and Chris (Jaynelle) Mansfield of Cadiz; grandchildren, Roni Caldwell, Max Hall, T.J. and Jacob Kelly, Chandler, Victoria and Brandon Mansfield, Kayla Manbeck, Ashley Mansfield, and Jordan King; six great grandchildren; a brother, James (Patricia) Fluharty of Bowerston; and a sister, Janet Murray of Marysville.

Due to the Covid-19 Virus, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery near Hopedale.  When restrictions are reduced, the family plans to have a public memorial service, which will be announced.  The family is assisted by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.  Online condolences may be made at


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