Lee McNeely, 65, a Kensington resident who was active in civic and women's groups, died in last Wednesday's crash of the Air Florida jetliner. She had been traveling to Florida to visit friends and relatives.

Mrs. McNeely had been president of the Women's Community Club of Kensington and chairman of its garden section. She had served on fund-raising committees for Holy Cross Hospital and the Montgomery County Heart Fund. She had been a member of the board of the Washington YWCA.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington.

Mrs. McNeely was a native of Baton Rouge, La. She was a 1937 graduate of Louisiana State University and earned a master's degree there in health and physical education in 1939. She moved to this area in 1948.

Survivors include her husband, Simon A. McNeely of Kensington; a son, Dr. Warren David McNeely of Glen Arm, Md.; three daughters, Mary Jane Iobst of New Castle, Del., Marilyn Ann Corddry of Gaithersburg, and Maureen Laird of Fairfax; her mother, Julia May Arbour, three brothers, and four sisters, all of Baton Rouge, and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Over 60 Counseling & Employment Service in Chevy Chase.