Ellen Monk Krattiger, 58, a former employe of the federal government in Washington, died of cancer Tuesday at her home in Durant, Okla.

She had worked as a civilian Navy recruiter of secretaries and clerk-typists, later was with the General Services Administration and then with the Peace Corps personnel program here.

Mrs. Krattiger, who was born in Ector, Tex., came to the Washington area in the early 1940s.

She married John E. Monk, who was president of the Bank of Commerce and then, following a merger, vice chairman of the National Savings and Trust Co.

Following his death in 1969, she returned to Texas, then moved to Durant, Okla., where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Southeastern State University in 1973.

She worked as a free-lance newspaper writer and for local radio stations in Durant.From 1973 to 1975, she was in Germany with the U.S. Department of the Army.

A year later, she married John T. Krattiger, a dean and vice president for student services at Southeastern State University.

Mrs. Krattiger had been active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century in Washington. She was a member of the Huguenot Society. She had been active as a genealogist. w

In addition to her husband of Durant, she is survived by a brother, Roy L. King, of Denison, Tex.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a scholarship fund in her name at Southeastern State University, or to the Cancer or Heart funds.