Sad news from Marion City Schools. Board of Education member Phil Leedom has died. Leedom passed away early yesterday morning at the Kobacker House in Columbus. Leedom was a former teacher who had just started his second four-year term in January. Superintendent James Barney called Leedom "a board member who truly cared about kids." Arrangements are pending with the Boyd Born Funeral Home. Leedom was 63 years old.