Anne Turney Liipfert, 65, a founder of Volunteer Attorneys of The Family Division of D.C. Superior Court, which provides representation for abused and neglected children, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Chevy Chase.

Mrs. Liipfert, who was born in Jonesboro, Ark., and reared in St. Louis, moved to the Washington area in 1933. She attended the National Cathedral School for Girls, Sweetbriar College and Vanderbilt University, where she earned a law degree in 1942.

She helped found the Volunteer Attorneys of the Family Division about 1964 through the Junior League of Washington, of which she was a sustaining member. She remained active in the group until recently. She also was a president of the Planned Parenthood League of Montgomery County.

In 1978, Mrs. Liipfert was named a Washingtonian of the Year for her work by Washingtonian Magazine.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene T. Liipfert of Chevy Chase; two sons, John T., of Kensington, and Christian E., of Chevy Chase; two brothers, Jack R. Turney of Washington, and William O. Turney of Bethsesda; a sister, Jeanne Benjamin of Leesburg, Fla., and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to The Friends of D.C. Superior Court, Family Division, or to the American Cancer Society.