Lesslie J. (Wagner) Anbari died March 20, 2016, at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, Texas. She was born March 27, 1937, in Akron, Ohio, to Margaret J. (Evans) and Frank L. Wagner.
She spent her school years in Dubuque, Iowa, where she graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and was active in church, school, and the community. She graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
She married Abdul Ghani Anbari on August 19, 1961, in Chicago. He preceded her in death in 2011.