Jo Ann McClung Warrick
Born August 3, 1928 and died April 15, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin.
For many years, Jo Ann taught private piano and group piano in her homes in Madison and Birmingham MI. Over the years she performed and sung with hundreds of children in concerts throughout the region. She was chief consultant and lecturer for “Green Frog Productions,” taught and performed early childhood music seminars and entertainment programs for many preschools around the Midwest, and served as Admissions Director of the Edgewood Campus School. Her hobbies included music (piano, organ and autoharp) and theatre (performing in over 35 musicals for The Village Players in Birmingham, Sun Prairie Civic Theatre and MATC).
Jo Ann was born and raised in Madison, attending Randall, Nakoma. West High, UW- Madison (a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member), and Katharine Gibbs School in Chicago. She married George R. Warrick, Jr. in 1953 and moved to Birmingham MI where Jo Ann took time off to raise a family. After George’s passing in 1975, Jo Ann returned to UW Madison to complete her BS in 1985 (where she received the “Outstanding Returning Adult Student Award”), and a Masters of Education from National College of Education in Evanston, IL. Because of her interest in musical comedy she found time to attend “clown school” at George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1978.
Jo Ann is survived by her three children: Jim McLeod-Warrick of Boston, Kit Rittman of Madison and Sam Warrick of Minneapolis, and seven grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to: Humane Society of Madison in honor of Jo Ann’s many canine companions.