Kathryn T. Craft, 61, a special education teacher in Washington and Prince George's County schools who was active in community affairs, died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease Sunday at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base. She lived in Upper Marlboro.

Mrs. Craft was a native of Texarkana, Ark. She earned her undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Arkansas and served with the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

She moved to Washington in 1956 and taught at Davis Elementary School in Washington from 1958 until 1965. She transferred to Prince George's County schools in 1965 and taught at Skyline Elementary in Suitland and Marlton Elementary in Upper Marlboro. She previously had been a teacher in Pittsylvania County, Va.

Mrs. Craft was a board member of the Southern Maryland Health Systems Agency, Planned Parenthood and the Southern Maryland Hospital Center. She was a member of St. Paul's Moravian Church in Upper Marlboro, the League of Women Voters of Prince George's County and the Disabled American Veterans. She was a volunteer for the United Way and had been an alternate delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Survivors include her husband, Seafus Craft of Upper Marlboro; two daughters, Sandra Craft Rogiers of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and Cheryl Craft of Washington; a sister, Charlene Poindexter of Battle Creek, Mich., and two grandchildren.