Charlotte Shanks, 89, of Grand Prairie passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Dallas. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Dalworth Chapel. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery. Memorials: Memorials may be made to
. Charlotte was born in Dallas on Aug. 18, 1923, to the late Edgar H. and Janet Clough Fitzhugh and raised in East Dallas. She had been a resident of Grand Prairie since 1946. Her passion was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she loved being involved with them as much as possible. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at The Arbrook Retirement Village. She was responsible for helping establish the church service at The Arbrook. Charlotte became an avid traveler in her later years and enjoyed trips to Australia and China, among other places. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 36 years, Roy Ready; second husband of 16 years, L.B. Benningfield; third husband of five years, Bob Shanks; granddaughter, Amy Johnson; one sister; and two brothers. Survivors: Those left to cherish Charlotte's memories are her daughter, Paula Monroe and husband, Fred; grandsons, Chris Monroe and wife, Colleen, and Stephen Monroe; and great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Chloe Monroe, Ashlyn Porter, and Brendan and Lauren Johnson.