Melpomene "Melba" Bairaktaris nee Kontoyannis, 54. Beloved wife of Leonidas K. "Lenny" Bairaktaris. Loving mother of Kyriakki (George) Kalabogias and Steven Constantine Bairaktaris. Devoted daughter of Steve C. and Cleo Kontoyannis. Dear sister of Hellas (John) Voules. Daughter-in-law of Demetra and the late Kostandinos Bairaktaris. Sister-in-law of Paraskeve Bairaktaris. Fond aunt of Niko and Stavroula Voules. Loving cousin and friend of many. Melba graduated from Depaul University and received Double Masters Degrees from University of Illinois
at Chicago. Melba was the owner/broker for Olympic Realty in Chicago, earning Top Realtor Award in Illinois for the past two years. Melba was very active and devoted with Daughters of Penelope, Order of AHEPA. She was the current Lt. Governor of District 13, past President of Hellas Chapter 9 and past District Governor of District 13. Visitation Thursday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Family and friends will meet Friday afternoon at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 893 N. Church St., Elmhurst, IL for funeral service at 12:00 noon. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial donations to Greek American Rehab & Care Centre 220 N 1st St, Wheeling, IL 60090 would be appreciated. Arrangements by ADINAMIS AND CORLISS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, LTD. (773)736-3833.