Meet the woman who devoted her life to raising hundreds of kids during the Depression, WWII

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ERIE, Pa. – Imagine baking birthday cakes, sewing costumes and helping solve math problems for hundreds of kids. The matron of a long-ago Pennsylvania orphanage did just that for 25 years, until her death in 1949.

Bess Fall was determined to be a mom to the children at the former B’nai B’rith Orphanage, and was equally determined that they would grow up in a “family home.”