Adrienne McDonald Obituary, Death – Adrienne Allyn (Polgar) McDonald, 42, of Flat Rock, IL, died unexpectedly at her home on April 3, 2023. She was born in Lawrenceville, Illinois, on June 15, 1980. Daniel Polgar and Susan Rodgers, her parents, are still alive. Her daughter, Violet Odessa McDonald, and her father, Chuck McDonald; her sister, Emberlyn Polgar, and her partner, Jason Price; her aunt, Elaine Rodgers; her cousin, Kensey Lyons, and her children Gabe, Sam, and Darcy; and her half-uncle, Theodore J. Polgar survive her. Kenneth and Edith Rodgers, her maternal grandparents, and Theodore and Luella Polgar, her paternal grandparents, died before she was born. Her uncles, Larry and Mark Rodgers, died as well.
Adrienne has been a fan of music since she was a child. She began singing Italian art songs when she was three years old, when her mother began taking voice lessons. Her first performance was at LTC, where she played one of the orphans in Annie. She appeared in numerous musicals, operas, concerts, and other productions, including The Sound of Music, The King and I, Camelot, Oklahoma, West Side Story, Crazy for You, The Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pasta and Puccini’s The Marriage of Figaro, The Mikado, and The Magic Flute. Adrienne graduated from Robinson High School in 1998. Indiana State University awarded her a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance in 2002. She earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Illinois University in 2004.
She worked briefly as a preschool teacher at St. Francisville Christian Academy after graduation before becoming the Music Minister and Youth Minister at First Christian Church in Vincennes, IN. She enjoyed working with children and telling them about God and Jesus. She worked there until 2010, just before her daughter was born. Adrienne exuded love, light, and beauty. Her problems did not make her angry or sad. Instead, she focused on improving herself and showing love and kindness to those around her. She made everyone feel important and distinctive. Adrienne wishes for everyone she cares about to join her in heaven one day by accepting Jesus Christ’s loving grace. People can pay their respects at South Union Church in Flat Rock on Friday, April 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The service will be led by Pastor Eric Hankins. The funeral will be held at the Tohill Cemetery. As a memorial, “New Hebron Christian School” can be given. Envelopes are available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is making arrangements.