Jeanette Burdick Retorick, 80, of Harpers Ferry died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at the Frederick Health and Rehab in Frederick, Maryland.

She was born May 30, 1939 in New York. She was the daughter of the late Burdet Burdick and Frances Kemp Burdick.

Jeanette retired from the Federal Drug Administration as a Secretary.

She was of the Methodist Faith.

She is survived by her husband, William M. Retorick, Sr., at home; sons, Theodore Abbey of Newport News, Virginia and Richard Abbey, of Reinhold, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Meshion McDaniels-Hackett and Corinne McDaniels-Davidson; five great-grandchildren and brother, Robert Burdick and wife Phyllis, of Belmont, New York.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town with Dr. Henry Christie officiating.

Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society-Jefferson County Relay for Life, c/o Patricia Ott, 145 Donald Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414.

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