Samantha Sue Hersley

May 14, 1995May 11, 2018

Samantha Sue Hersley, 22 of Greensburg, sadly lost her battle with cancer, on May 11, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. Samantha was born on May 14, 1995 in Greensburg, IN daughter of Jeff and Amy Motz of Greensburg. She is survived by her parents, her “Momma” Sherri Walters, her 2 sisters Maisie Motz (Dustin Mourey) of Greensburg and McKayla Walters of Greensburg, her 4 brothers Josh Motz of Greensburg, Dustin Imel, Nicholas Motz (Amanda) of California, and Dakota Walters of Greensburg, her aunt Penny Moore, and her wives Brandy and Stacy Bowen also of Greensburg. She had several grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many many friends that is included in her huge family that stretched from Indianapolis, IN all the way to Florida. Sami also is survived by her one pride and joy her niece Elena Alanandria May Mourey. Samantha is preceded in death by her son Jordan Michael Alaxander Bell, her Grandpa Jerry Lee Motz, and her Mawmaw Verdia Merritt. Samantha was a 2013 graduate of North Decatur and was in choir all through school. She loved to sing. Samantha was a beautiful, care free soul, loving, caring, and giving. Sami was a leader, who was outspoken when she needed to be and didn’t care what people thought of her, her ways, her unique cheetah print style, or the fact that Spiderman was the only super hero in the world, besides her daddy, Jeff Motz. A visitation will be held for family and friends on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Jeff Motz, Father
  • Amy Motz, Mother
  • Jordan Michael Alexander Bell, Son
  • Maisie (Dustin Mourey) Motz, Sister
  • McKayla Walters, Sister
  • Josh Motz, Brother
  • Dustin Imel, Brother
  • Nicholas (Amanda) Motz, Brother
  • Dakota Walters, Brother
  • Elena Alanandria May Mourey, Niece
  • Samantha is also survived by several grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

  • the family


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018

Samantha Sue Hersley

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LaNia Kennedy

May 19, 2018

Sam I miss you very dearly you and Sparkle where my 2 bestfriends. I remeber when we first met. We clicked so easily you were always goofy and funny. I remember when you and Nate moved into your apartment we would stay up and talk all night while you played the game. I remember when you brought your cat back from your home into your new place and you practically adopted my cat midnight. You loved painting nails and doing the water designs. I loved your amazing personality. The good memories of you that we shared together will always be in my heart. I love you forever my love.

Vanessa Erfmeier

May 18, 2018

Sami, It was 4 years ago when me and you met while working at Gecom. Our friendship grew, you moved in with me and my family and we got closer than ever. We was never apart. Lord knows we had our ups and downs, but our memories that were made those are unforgettable. I love you Samantha you will always be in my heart I'm gonna miss you my friend. ,Love Nessy

Nicholas Motz

May 17, 2018

Sami sue where do I even begin. You were my big sister. My partner in crime at a young age we went to hell an back me an you. You always were a fighter an even in your last days you fought an i miss you so much. I know we didn't always see eye to eye over the course of the last 22 years but I loved you very much an i pray everyday that you know that. An that you know how sorry I am that the marines kept me away when I needed to be by your side the most. Save me a seat up there Rest easy Sami i love you

Sherri Walters

May 15, 2018

It’s still hard on me but I know you are in no pain and you are with your son looking down on all of us thank you for letting me be part of your family calling me mommy sherri made me fill so happy I love you with everything in me watch over your brothers and sisters they need to be watched lol they are all good love you Sami

Savannah Maple

May 15, 2018

Oh Samantha, I can't remember how many times I told you that you were my favorite cousin, and my goodness it was the truth. You and I would play monopoly for what felt like a decade and you'd play cards with me too. I adored those moments because you were the only one that would ever plah, no one else liked to. I also remember swimming and going to the park. My heart hurts so much knowing I will never see you again, but sweetheart I'm glad you aren't in pain anymore. Our pain and heartache has just begun, Andi know you'll look over every single one of us, and that should keep you busy because there were SO MANY of us. I'll never forget you being asleep and waking up long enough to kiss my hand then going back to sleep. I've never been so sad and happy at the same time than in that moment. I love you so much. I'll never forget you or the memories we had. Rest easy, baby girl, I'll see you again one day.

Stacey Bowen

May 14, 2018

Sami suzannie! Happy birthday baby!! The last few months getting to know you and getting to be with you through your fight has taught me so many things. Suddenly my problems were nothing compared to what you had to deal with everyday. Yet every time I asked how you were doing you always said with a smile on your face I’m ok. You will forever be in my heart and one day again I’ll be right by your side along with your other wife for all of eternity. Until then my love fly high!! Watch over Brandy and the kids and if your not too busy chilling with bob Marley or Willy Nelson or baby Jordan and your grandpa send us a sign every now and then that you still love your wives. Kisses peaches! Love cream.

Makayla Walters

May 14, 2018

I love you sammi sue . This picture is from when you were in the hospital. & we got you Christmas presents . I miss you .😏

Deborah Kellar

May 14, 2018

When Samantha entered my life as a talkative toddler with the curly hair, I did not expect I would be part of Samantha's life and family permanently. I have lots of memories we shared over the years as she was growing up. I wished I could have more time to make memories of Samantha as a grown woman. I cherish my visits with her the last few months. Rest in peace, Samantha. Love you always.


mary maple

May 14, 2018

every year ive sent u the same message for your birthday & it hurts not having u here today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL NIECE.. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH 💖

Amy Motz

May 14, 2018

Happy Heavenly Birthday Sami Sue...23yrs ago on mother's day I held you for the first time, I was freaking out thinking of all the stupid stuff teenage girls do n begged god to let u be different,..well Sami I got what I prayed for, you was the most unique, giving, loving, gental soul god ever created. You taught me so much about living, being strong and fearing nothing. Now my best friends gone, I miss you so high with ur cheetah print wings my beautiful baby girl, I love you more..more then u loved twizzlers, and more then u loved Spiderman...