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Key Mar

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2018

Key Mar, 86 entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1932 in Canton, China. He was preceded in death by his mother, and his father Henry, a sister and a brother.

Key immigrated to the United States at the age of 9 years old, with his father Henry. Key participated in football, basketball, wrestling, and track in high school. He was a 1951 graduate of Salina High. Soon after high school he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He was a cook during his time in the Army. It was then he decided to pursue, his passion for cooking and someday opening his very own restaurant. In 1962 he ran the Officers Club kitchen at the Shilling Air Force Base.

He got married to Bik Wan in 1964 and started a family. He owned and operated the Ramada Inn Restaurant in 1964 till it closed in 1983. In 1984 he relocated the restaurant to south Salina and called it Key Mar’s Restaurant and operated it till he retires in 1998.

Key enjoyed spending time after retirement with his grandchildren, watching the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team on TV and going to the local Kansas Casinos playing slots.

Key is survived by his Loving wife of 54 years Bik Wan, a brother King of Bentonville, Arkansas; brother Cornell of Wichita; three sons Kee, Yee, and Terry all of Salina and 3 grandchildren Curtis, Aaron and Michael all of Salina.

Visitation will be 2:00 to 7:00 with family from 5:00 to 7:00
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Roselawn Memorial Chapel.
Entombment to follow service, at Williamsburg Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.

For online condolences contact Roselawn at

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