Teresa Jo Wheaton Lawwell Hagler, 54, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Monday, January 15, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been a patient since Thursday following a sudden illness.

Teresa was born December 17, 1963, in Greenfield, Ohio to Edward and Delores Jo Wise Wheaton.  She attended Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and lived all of her life in Greenfield and Fayette County.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and Marian Wise and Nevil and Georgia Wheaton.

Teresa had formerly worked at Thatcher Tube and Steelox.

She loved her children, grandchildren, gardening, her dogs, traveling to tropical places and giving back to the community.  She was a member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.              Teresa is survived by her longtime companion, James J. “Jim” Hagler, Jr.; four children, Amber Hauck and her husband, Mike, of Washington Court House, Angela Nicole Lawwell, Chase Lawwell and Lyndsey Lawwell, all of Bloomingburg; four grandchildren, Havanna and Jerzee Lawwell and Kaylee and Carlee Hauck; her mother and step-father;  Delores (Joey) and Roger Belles of Washington Court House; her father and step-mother, Edward and Penne Wheaton of Washington Court House; three brothers, Randy Fisher and his wife, Angie, of Washington Court House, Rich Kellenberger and his wife, Cathy, of Canal Winchester, Ohio and Eddy Wheaton of Washington Court House; a sister, Channing Wheaton of Columbus; Jim’s children, Jimmy and Courtney Hagler and their daughters, Lexi and Emma, of Bloomingburg, Jason and Danielle Hagler and their daughter, Lillian, of  Bardstown, KY and Justin and Tesla Hagler and their son, Damien, of Washington Court House; Jim’s brother, Bo Hagler of Bloomingburg and his daughter, Haley, and Jim’s sister, Connie Guinen of Washington Court House and her sons, Jesse and Joel.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, January 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at The Crown Room, 1801 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio, with Pastor Joel Guinen offering remembrances and reflections. The service will be followed by a dinner and gathering.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3; The Well at Sunnyside, 721 South Fayette Street, or The Warehouse, 313 South Elm Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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  • Debra says:

    Wish to Express our Deepest Sympathy to Theresa’s Family and Friends, Sincerely, Bobby and Debra Richards

  • Mark and Linda Wharton says:


    I can’t tell you how upset and sad I am to hear about Teresa. We talked this past summer at Bob’s funeral that we’ll make plans to come down in the spring or summer of 2018 to see everyone. My heart goes out to you. Unfortunately, neither I or my husband will be able to come down for the services. We both came down with the flu that is making the rounds right now. Teresa and I talked about our animals and how much we love them. So we are making a donation to the Humane Society in her name. Mona and I will be making plans to come down to see you this summer.
    Again, love you and take care,

  • Nicole Lawwell says:

    It’s been almost a year mom and it don’t get any easier without you! You were so much more then just a mom and mamaw! I lost so much of me when I lost you! You were my A1 from day! You did everything with me! I miss my best friend and partner in crime! I hope you are with Nanny and you guys are having a blast together! I miss you both more then I could ever put into words!! Love you Mom!